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Apathy: Despite Obama's Best Efforts, Youth Unlikely to Bother Voting

ricoliv Wrote: Apr 29, 2012 3:44 PM
If the intellectual level of your posts is even remotely indicative of today's college-educated youth, we Americans are indeed in deep trouble.

Looks like President Obama's college tour was all for naught: a new poll reveals that young people are unlikely to bother voting in 2012, despite the fact that they may prefer Obama to Mitt Romney.

A Gallup poll conducted earlier this week surveyed voter registration and likelihood to vote, broken down by age groups. Among the 18-29 set, 60 percent indicated that they are registered to vote. Obama enjoys a wide lead over Romney in this age group: 64 percent support Obama while only 29 percent support Romney. However, when asked if they definitely will vote in...