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Obama's Popularity With Young Voters

Manny41 Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 10:20 AM
Prospective voters, young and older, are inundated with attacks on Romney - a Romney being defined by the Obama camp, with virtually nothing coming from the Romney camp. Exactly what are Romney's detailed positions on: job creation; how reduced taxes would lead to increased revenue and more jobs; an energy policy; a foreign policy; an immigration policy; a monetary policy; how to reduce the debt; what the hell are we doing in Afghanistan; and on and on? Will he disclose any of this before 2013? Of course people are turning away from him. He refuses to define himself or what he stands for and has allowed Team Obama to do it to him. Hopefully, many of the young voters will simply stay home on November 6.
S.17 Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 9:15 PM
To the contrary, here's Romney's position on every issue you name:
John1921 Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 2:40 PM
A basic problem is that our 'young people' are not young people; they are emotional infants, and ignorant to boot. Infants believe having somebody take care of them 24/7 is just fine -- preferred, really. The fact that they fall for the Marxist clap-trap in college has to be explained by the fact that they never grew up, and that's society's fault.

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According to a recent USA Today/Gallup poll, Americans under the age of 30 favor President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by almost a two-to-one margin. This is a startling statistic. What explains the lopsided support for President Obama among younger Americans?

I think the two main reasons are ideological and personal.

It’s no revelation to say that young people tend to be more liberal about issues like the redistribution of wealth. You may have heard the old adage, “Anyone who is not a socialist when he is 20, has...