According to Zogby, Mitt Romney now over 40 percent with 18 to 29 year olds as younger voters slowly realize this wasn’t the Hope & Change they were looking for:

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.”
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Zogby speculates that Romney’s selection of 42-year-old Rep. Paul Ryan helped turn more younger voters to him. “It could be his youthfulness,” said Zogby of Ryan. Plus, he said, more younger voters are becoming libertarian, distrustful of current elected officials and worried that they are going to get stuck with the nation’s looming fiscal bill.

What’s with this “fiscal bill” talk? Don’t the kids know that George Clooney and Sarah Jessica Parker are still on the Obama train? What’s happening to the mindless obedience to the Hollywood left that Obama fell in love with four years ago?

How have over 40 percent of 18 to 29 year olds managed to escape Anna Wintour’s “be my human sacrifice for Hope & Change” tractor beam?

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Don’t be scared, dahling…

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10 Responses to “Zogby: Romney support among younger voters now tops 40 percent for first time”

  1. Marshall_Will on August 16th, 2012 11:46 am

    “be my human sacrifice for Hope & Change”

    No thanks. Unlike Recessions past, the economic pain this round was hardly universal. While net worth's for the Affluent Left SOARED, these young adults watched their parents positively struggle.

    As Ann Coulter noted that first summer; "Hope all these hip new kids enjoy their 'hip' new president at their hip new job ( at McDonald's ) as their parents can no longer afford to send them to France for the summer?" ( para )

    In the 70's, we ALL suffered uniformly across the board. NO one was happy. Yet they're hearing how His Swagga' intends to raise a billion dollars for His return to a fantasyland surely they're not invited to? Not to pat myself on the back, but being surrounded by 20-something's in the Guard, our OWN adult children and a rock band, I've predicted this almost from inception.

  2. jeffythequick on August 16th, 2012 12:27 pm

    In times of trial, the young have to grow up quickly.

    PBo… Mission Accomplished! You helped to raise 40% of the youngsters to be adults, and as adults, they don't need their daddy anymore.

    Well done! Now, off to the other 60%! Leave no child behind!

  3. Truesoldier__ on August 16th, 2012 1:13 pm

    This is actual very big news. In 2008 Obama won the same age group with 66% of their vote. This time around he is down to 49% (according to the same poll). That is a 17% point drop.

    Obama won last election by 7%, so when you consider that in every voter category he has last support it is not good news at all for Obama.

  4. Marshall_Will on August 16th, 2012 1:17 pm

    Jeff,

    Precisely. Part of us wants to absolutely WEEP for their loss of innocence, the other rejoices in a maturity only an economic death march can bring. Lord only knows what their remembrances of this dark era will be?

    Surrounded by luxury, yet either it's fleeting, incomplete ( or someone else's? ) An Xbox w/ no games. Fridge w/ no food. 'Party' w/ no beer. Used beater of a 'car' on fumes!* Their subscriptions to everything from Netflix to Verizon Wireless to Cable… all expired.

    *Anyone remember the "Grass, Gas or A$$, no one rides for free!" bumper stickers of the 70's? I DO!

  5. Truesoldier__ on August 16th, 2012 1:34 pm

    The young are waking up to the reality that even the McDonald's job doesn't exist to them now as the guy with the Master's Degree got it over them.

  6. jeffythequick on August 16th, 2012 2:43 pm

    I was going for the more positive aspect of the "growing up".

    I grew up in an apartment in Phoenix when my roommate and I got a $400 electricity bill in 1987, and we made $800/month.

    We spent a lot more time at school and work, where the A/C was paid for, and we could spend our time earning more money and learning.

  7. Marshall_Will on August 16th, 2012 2:56 pm

    Our daughters know plenty of 20-somethings w/ degrees working at Target and Payless Shoes. And they only took them after glaring down the barrel of the law of diminishing returns, finally calculating their college loan-to-income potential had fallen off a cliff.

    NOW… the real buggaboo here is; if they manage to e'f THAT up they're truly toast! One managed to rack up a $500 speeding ticket in a company vehicle and was promptly let go. Good luck finding work after that? The girls have been trying to unfriend her since HS.

    Now like many, she's more -dependent- on an increasingly doubtful circle preoccupied with ample issues of their own. They're slipping between the cracks, only now they KNOW it.

  8. SignPainterGuy on August 16th, 2012 4:17 pm

    "…… the guy with the Master`s Degree got it over them." Aah, that explains why the servers at the drive thrus are so lacking in personality ! And they still don`t know how to count out change.

  9. Truesoldier__ on August 16th, 2012 7:49 pm

    Well duh, the change machine was broken.

  10. backwoodsconsr on August 16th, 2012 7:54 pm

    Gee, I was hoping they had fixed that by now.

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