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Obama continues to lose support within 18-29 age group. Is the Anti-Obama trend among young voters a good sign for America?

CAPISCE 2012/09/17 21:58:09
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President Barack Obama’s year-long bid to court the youth vote appears to be falling short, and he could lose one or more swing states in November as a result, an analysis of several recent polls indicates.

JZ Analytics pollster John Zogby recently described Obama’s poll numbers among 18 to 29 year-olds as “anemic.” In Zogby’s poll, only 53 percent of voters age 18 to 29 said they would vote for Obama. That’s a big drop from 2008, when Obama won fully two-thirds of that demographic.

Obama’s weak numbers come despite a parade of visits to college campuses to tout the administration’s student-loan policies. Several recent surveys show that Obama’s margin with young voters may have shrunk into single digits.

Last week’s New York Times/CBS News poll, for example, showed Obama leading Romney just 53 to 45 among young voters.

Polls across the political spectrum are surprisingly consistent regarding Obama’s vulnerability. A Daily Kos/SEIU poll conducted Sept. 7-9 showed Obama with a 54 percent to 41 percent lead. Fifty-four percent of the young people surveyed in that poll said the nation is on the wrong track.

Those polls suggest that Obama’s problems with young voters are deeper than turn-out and enthusiasm, as generally reported in the media.
A record 43 straight months of 8 percent-plus unemployment have left many young people wondering whether conservative economic policies would work better, some analysts say.
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  • HOMBRE 2012/09/18 21:29:23
    YES
    HOMBRE
    +2
    Get the young voters off the dem plantation. No more singing mammy for obammy;-0 obama plantaion
  • none 2012/09/18 21:08:09
    YES
    none
    +1
    They're waking up and realize if they want a job they'd better do something to get rid of the incompetent lying loser. NOBAMA in 2012!!
  • G.J. the time has come to s... 2012/09/18 16:30:24
    YES
    G.J. the time has come to switch
    +1
    My sons feel the Government is taking too much of their hard earned money they are turning away as I hope many other in this age group should be taking a closer look. More taxes is not the answer our government will find a way to over spend any increases
  • CAPISCE G.J. th... 2012/09/18 21:26:51
    CAPISCE
    Your sons money will be sent to help fund the Muslim Brotherhood thanks to Obama and his DNC morons
  • pops 2012/09/18 15:18:53
    YES
    pops
    +1
    Obama is an insult to intelligence.
  • Princess 2012/09/18 14:53:39
    YES
    Princess
    +1
    In my opinion, it is because he is screwing everything up. We have to get rid of him now before he makes things worse.
  • Buzzymuzzwelle 2012/09/18 13:58:07
    YES
    Buzzymuzzwelle
    +1
    They are seeing their parents struggle. They are seeing seeing their older siblings moving back into their parent's house. They can't get an entry level job because these are being taken by illegals and also people laid off! They are coming back from war and finding no work. I own a family business. I just cut our paychecks a$1,000 a month. I'm not a quitter. We will bounce back. But Obamitsm needs to go away. Buzzy
  • 2sly 2012/09/18 08:55:36
    YES
    2sly
    +1
    The more people that back away from Obama the better
    NOBAMA 2912
  • cc 2012/09/18 07:02:27
    YES
    cc
    +1
    They are the next group of unemployed, already well underway. They are getting the message loud and clear!!
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/09/18 04:07:19
    YES
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +1
    Great News.
  • Flamingolady 2012/09/18 03:33:48
    YES
    Flamingolady
    +2
    It is a good sign. Not being able to get jobs for the last 3 1/2 years is probably what has taught them to wise up.
  • Peggy 2012/09/18 02:36:45
    YES
    Peggy
    +3
    Hopefully, with age comes wisdom!
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/18 02:30:00
    YES
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
  • Daniel O'Hern 2012/09/18 01:35:37
    No
    Daniel O'Hern
    Can't figure out how anyone could vote for Romney is this young group conservative
    Hope thee country is not going backwards.
  • CAPISCE Daniel ... 2012/09/18 01:44:48
    CAPISCE
    +4
    Maybe they see Obama's denial of Middle East violence and a 8.1 unemployment rate.
    Not to mention Obama added more debt than every other president combined.
    Backwards? If anyone is taking us backwards its Obama
  • HOMBRE Daniel ... 2012/09/18 22:09:53
  • Sgt Major B 2012/09/18 01:30:31
    YES
    Sgt Major B
    +2
    If you're not a liberal at 18, you're heartless; if you're not a conservative at 30, you're brainless!
  • CAPISCE Sgt Maj... 2012/09/18 12:15:27
    CAPISCE
    You just identified me. Hippie at 18, responsible as an adult
  • Sgt Maj... CAPISCE 2012/09/18 12:17:37
    Sgt Major B
    +1
    The first thing I did after I retired from the Army was let my hair grow to my shoulders. Just had to see what I'd missed spending the 60s and 70s in Vietnam. Turned out it wasn't much! :P
  • eyeballz 2012/09/18 01:08:18
    YES
    eyeballz
    +4
    I hope it means that they are waking up to this terrible excuse for a President !
  • dubbie 2012/09/18 01:06:39
    YES
    dubbie
    +3
    Dont make em do the research , Show them the evidence Talk to them constantly for the next two months what he has planned for the future of this country Convincing your child that this is not all the hipe democrats are claiming it to be is the best thing you could do for them, No different then letting them get in a drunk drivers car
  • Willy 2012/09/18 00:54:59
    YES
    Willy
    +5
    Yes, they are finally seeing how obama duped them.
  • JessDeCristo 2012/09/18 00:38:15
    YES
    JessDeCristo
    +4
    Absolutely, it means they've found out the truth.
  • robinswebnest 2012/09/18 00:36:12
    YES
    robinswebnest
    +4
    It means our young are not as stupid as obama thought. Good for them!!!
  • Htcbm1 2012/09/18 00:30:02
    YES
    Htcbm1
    +3
    It tells me that they arn't as stupid as I thought they were!...
  • bosshog 2012/09/18 00:03:39
    YES
    bosshog
    +3
    It's great that the youth have quite drinking the KOOL-AID and seen for themself what OBAMA is, a TRUE SNAKE and he sells his SNAKE OIL EVERY WHERE.
    Now if the single WOMEN would quite drinking it would be great.
  • mimi 2012/09/17 23:37:07
    YES
    mimi
    +4
    Absolutely, it shows that these young people are paying attention and do have plenty of sense. This is the best sign for America that's been seen in a long while.
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/09/17 23:12:39
  • Brian 2012/09/17 23:03:06
    YES
    Brian
    +5
    Its good news, now if they really want to redeem themselves they go out and vote against him, if so we may yet be able to save this country.
  • l 2012/09/17 23:02:48
    YES
    l
    +4
    Yes! I feel our young people were taken in 4 yrs ago!
  • Catch224u 2012/09/17 22:51:22
    YES
    Catch224u
    +4
    They realize they can't get a job.
  • Reichstolz 2012/09/17 22:45:38
    YES
    Reichstolz
    +4
    It means they can actually learn, with the results from our public institutions I was beginning to wonder.
  • flaca BN-0 2012/09/17 22:22:19
    No
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    Young voters have forgotten that their job prospects ended in 2007/08. Before Obama came to power.
  • dubbie flaca BN-0 2012/09/18 01:23:25
    dubbie
    +3
    Maybe forgot what a job is after four years of obama,and not having one
  • CAPISCE flaca BN-0 2012/09/18 01:24:20 (edited)
    CAPISCE
    +3
    The old blame Bush mentality is really boring
  • HOMBRE flaca BN-0 2012/09/18 22:10:43
  • KilrQueen 2012/09/17 22:15:55
    YES
    KilrQueen
    +4
    Hopefully they are truly waking up to what his master plan is.
  • eliosc 2012/09/17 22:07:46
    YES
    eliosc
    +5
    I hope they are waking up for good. Restore America and our values, respect and follow the constitution, based in God.
  • ✞Knight... eliosc 2012/09/17 22:11:33
    ✞Knight of Honor
    +4
    It seems hard to believe, but I really hope so.
  • johnc 2012/09/17 22:05:59
    YES
    johnc
    +5
    Maybe the idea of living at thier parents home staring at a faded Obama poster turns them off?

    Maybe they are more concerned with jobs, then free condoms as the Fluke lady needs is more important?

    Maybe they want to become rich, and reject being rich as evil?

    Maybe they reject Obamas belief that the individual doesn't create prosperity.?

    maybe they don't want the Julia vision of Obama ?

    who knows, but I am glad they are waking up.

    NOBAMA 2012

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