Youth Voting Stats ? YDA – Young Democrats of AmericaYoung voters are trending Democratic. Young people are identifying as Democrats, supporting the party’s issues, and casting ballots for Democratic candidates at the polls.
• Young people supported Democrats by a 2 to 1 margin and, of the 2.2 million new young voters in the 2008 cycle, two million voted for a Democrat for president. More young Democrats cast a ballot than young Republicans in nearly every state in the 2008 primary season – even in staunchly “red” states.
• Barack Obama won among young voters by 27 points in a head-to-head matchup with John McCain, 60-33%. Obama ran strongly with every segment of the youth vote.
• John McCain had a net negative approval rating among young voters; 49% view him negatively with only 30% viewing him favorably. Additionally, 50% have a negative view of the Republican Party, and a whopping 69% view President Bush negatively.
• Democrats have a 19 point advantage in party identification. Nearly half of 18-29 year olds (47%) identified as Democrats in 2008, up from 40% in 2006. Just 28% identify as Republicans. Democrats also have a 25 point advantage on the generic congressional ballot, 52-27%.
• In 2010, young voters ages 18-29 supported Democratic House Candidates by an impressive 57%, nine points higher than the voting-age population as a whole.
• Young African-Americans, young Hispanics, and young women are particularly inclined to support Democrats, both on the generic ballot and when asked about specific candidates. Young independents, young white men, and even young evangelicals all favor Democrats.
• Young voters support Democrats on the issues. Young people are rejecting the failed policies of the Bush Administration and support Democrats on every key issue. The economy and the war in Iraq top the list of concerns among young voters.
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Obama's popularity abroad
And for the record, the data i am referring to isn't about interantional leaders supporting Obama anyway. Susan has already kindly offerred a link to what i was talking about.
Now all that being said, while the fact that Obama is globally preferred takes second seat to what we prefer, i don't think that fact is in the realm of insignificance.
Edited to clarify my point.
Last edited by KimPossible; 11-06-2012 at 01:44 PM.
Cecilia Marie 1/10/10
Yes. sorry I was answering Bonita's question.
Foreign policy and relations with other nations is important. Like Kim said, our interests are and should be first as a nation but we can't ignore the fact that how other countries perceive our leaders isn't important.
I for one will be relieved not to hear the awful smear campaigns going on around here. I haven't voted yet, though. I had to go for a lovely mammogram this morning, and I think I'm going to wait until the boys get home so they can go with me.
Carolyn - 37
Wife to Chad - 38
Mom to Tom - 14
Nathan - 9
Very OT - but i also had to share a conversation i had with my kids a few weeks ago about marriage equality. I know that those who oppose it won't care for the story, but since this isn't like facebook, i have to share it everyone.
(For reference a Yes on 1 in Maine supports Same Sex Marriage).
The kids were asking what all the Yes on 1 Signs meant. I explained to them that Question 1 on the ballot asks us if we think boys should be able to marry boys and girls should be able to marry girls. My son pipes up immediately thinking thats a great idea LOL.
My 7 year old says to me "Are you going to vote Yes momma?"
Son: Right, because you are already married and it doesn't matter to you, right mom?
Son: But it might matter to one of us some day
For the record, i never taught him that, he was not repeating anything i explicitly said to him. It made me teary eyed.