When young voters can’t get a job (Approximately half of graduates can’t find full time employment), it doesn’t matter how much “cool” your President is, those young voters are going to vote for change. The “Change” that came in 2008 doesn’t seem to be working for younger people in whose votes determined much of the 2008 election.
A poll came out that found that more and more youth voters are turning toward Romney/Ryan in higher numbers than have done in the past. Young voters have often leaned more liberal but that trend is starting to even out coming up to the November elections this year.
According to the Washington Examiner:
For the first time since he began running for president, Republican Mitt Romney has the support of over 40 percent of America’s youth vote, a troubling sign for President Obama who built his 2008 victory with the overwhelming support of younger, idealistic voters.
Pollster John Zogby of JZ Analytics told Secrets Tuesday that Romney received 41 percent in his weekend poll of 1,117 likely voters, for the first time crossing the 40 percent mark. What’s more, he said that Romney is the only Republican of those who competed in the primaries to score so high among 18-29 year olds.
“This is the first time I am seeing Romney’s numbers this high among 18-29 year olds,” said Zogby. “This could be trouble for Obama who needs every young voter he can get.”
Zogby helped Secrets dig deeper into his weekend poll, which we reported on earlier. The poll had Romney and Obama tied at 46 percent.
Zogby has been especially interested in the youth vote this election. In 2008, 66 percent chose Obama over Sen. John McCain,the highest percentage for a Democrat in three decades. But their desire for hope and change has turned to disillusionment and unemployment. Zogby calls them “CENGAs” for “college-educated, not going anywhere.”