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  •  Did anyone check out the youth representation (3+ / 0-)
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    bwintx, kaspian, Colonial82

    in the link provided?  All pollsters except dKos/R2K are representing 18-29s at under the 17% mark set in 2004!

    That means the R2K numbers could even be a little low.

    •  bingo (1+ / 0-)
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      Colonial82

      the lead here is from the represented demos being more Obama than other polls.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 05:26:10 AM PDT

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    •  That struck me also (0+ / 0-)

      How could anybody weight their poll to assume a LOWER youth vote than four years ago? That doesn't make any kind of sense at all.

      •  well, notoriously erratic, this demo (0+ / 0-)

        as far as showing up. But they showed in 2004.

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 05:52:10 AM PDT

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        •  We're Showing Up This Year Even More (1+ / 0-)
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          DemFromCT

          We're a lot more excited about Obama than we were about Kerry, and being an Obama supporter on college campuses, bars, parties, football games, etc. is actually considered cool (Kerry was many things, but never particularly cool).  

          Wearing Obama gear is a pretty surefire way to get yourself some positive attention on campus these days.  


          You can have your "Under God" back when I get my "Liberty and Justice For All" back.

          by karateexplosions on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 07:00:05 AM PDT

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