Obama Has Blown The Youth Vote
CONSERVATIVES may be able to harness youth disillusionment in 2012 – The Daily Caller MB Snow | June 16, 2011 at 10:06 AM | Tags: Conservatives, Democrats, Elections, News, Obama, Politics, Young Voters, Youth | Categories: Barack Obama, Democrats, Elections, News, Politics | URL: http://wp.me/pmX2-d6d
In a recent poll conducted by the polling company, inc./WomanTrend on behalf of Generation Opportunity, 44 percent of respondents age 18-29 don’t approve on how Obama has handled youth unemployment, while only 31 percent approve. Conservatives may be able to harness youth disillusionment in 2012
Published: 10:52 AM 06/16/2011 | Updated: 12:42 PM 06/16/2011 By Nikki Grey Edward Dooley, 20, was so enchanted with candidate Barack Obama in the 2008 election that, although he was too young to vote, he still traveled from his home in Massachusetts to New Hampshire to knock on doors for Obama in the primary. Now Dooley, a political science major at George Washington University, holds a different opinion of President Obama and the Democratic Party in general. “For me, Obama had a good amount to do with the reason I changed my political opinions,” Dooley said. “I classify myself as a former Democrat, current conservative.” Dooley said that part of the reason he no longer supports Obama was that Obama failed to deliver on his “idealistic” promises, including those related to the economy. Dooley is not alone.
In a recent poll conducted by the polling company, inc./WomanTrend on behalf of Generation Opportunity, 44 percent of respondents age 18-29 don’t approve on how Obama has handled youth unemployment, while only 31 percent approve. “I think (the election) is going to be much closer than people realize, the question is not for whom young people will vote, but whether they will bother at all,” Kellyanne Conway, founder and president of tpc/WT, said of the poll results.
“And it’s not because they are apathetic, but because they are realists and they know what they see, which is high food and fuel prices and massive student loan debt, and what they don’t see, which is a well-paying job and a reason to feel optimistic about their futures.” via College students | Obama | youth vote | The Daily Caller.