Youth and the Vote

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    I wonder how many voters 18-30 are going to head to the polls on November 4th.

    Think about it, so many were not old enough to vote the first 2 times GWBush was elected. Wonder what they think of his time in office, and the legacy he's leaving.

    Do you think they will get out in record numbers because they want a change? Be it Demorcrat, Republican or Independent-I think that they will let their voices be heard this election.

    Here is a non-partisin web site devoted to the voters:


    Project Vote Smart - American Government, Elections, Candidates and Voting
     
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    Echo I can tell you my daughter who is 19 and very much into this election has the date marked on her calendar and is a pretty active Obama supporter, which I am pelted with daily.
     
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    In 2004, 30 percent of people 18-24 voted. What will the numbers be this time?
     
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    There will be a very strong black vote. I expect at least 90% of blacks between the ages of 18 and 108 will vote in this election. Others, not so much.
     
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    they've never come thru before....the lowest percent of registered voters, voting....

    but this time it seems different....???
     
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    At least 50%, with somewhere between 60-90% of that going to Obama.
     
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    As a member of that demographic, I think you would be surprised how many will be out in force this election. With the economy is shambles many are having trouble finding jobs and are sick of losing friends and family to unnecessary wars abroad. Most of the people my age seem to have some pretty strong convictions about the two candidates, so I would not be amazed if a large number of them were out in November.
     
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    Good to hear, from the youth itself!

    I think they are more informed and involved than ever before, and that can only be a good thing for our country.
     
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    Are you saying 50 percent are registered or 50 percent will actually vote? There is a big difference between those two variables every election.
     
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    AT LEAST 50% will actually vote. I'm more prone to say least 60-80% will if not more. And 60-90+% will go for Obama.

    If it's one age group that McCain gets smacked around in it's the 18-25 vote.
     

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