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  •  Oh no. Youth voters giving GOP a sad. :( (5+ / 0-)

    In an article by Jonathan Chait:
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    "How doomed are conservatives? Pretty doomed, if you look carefully at the Pew Research Survey’s close analysis of the youth vote in the 2012 elections. The Republicans’ long-term dilemma has generally been framed in racial terms, but it’s mainly a generational one. The youngest generation of voters contains a much smaller proportion of white voters than previous generations, and those whites in that generation vote Republican by a much smaller margin than their elders. What’s more, younger voters supported President Obama during the last two election cycles for reasons that seem to go beyond the usual reasons — social issues like gay marriage and feminism, immigration policy, or Obama’s personal appeal — and suggest a deeper attachment to liberalism. The proclivities of younger voters may actually portend a full-scale sea change in American politics."
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    Super-Pacs better get right on this. Voting age should start at 30. 40? 50? Well, 60?

    "A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere ". C. S. Lewis

    by TofG on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 12:06:47 PM PST

    •  I dunno (0+ / 0-)

      an awful lot of the Woodstock Generation ended up voting for Ronald Reagan.

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 02:24:37 PM PST

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