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Friday, May 20, 2011

Survey: Recent college grads wising up about Obama

Hot Air provides something of an answer as to whether or not Obama can capture those same voters who voted for him in 2008. That is the college student especially the ones who had graduated some time after he became President:
A recent informal survey of 500 post-grads primarily between the ages of 22 and 28 — 83 percent of whom voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 — found just 27 percent of Obama’s previous youth supporters plan to vote for him again, The Daily Caller reports. That’s a drop of almost 60 points.

In contrast, of those who voted for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2008, a vast majority — 80 percent — said they would vote GOP again. An 80 percent majority of those newly disillusioned by Obama said they would consider voting for a Republican in 2012, too.
Well the reasoning in the Hot Air post ranges from the more real world to the philosophical. The philosophical being that being more "conservative" is noncomformist to being "progressive". That is currently it could be argued that progressive thought dominates the culture.

Let's stick to the real world however. It should resonate as the hope & change college students voted for in 2008 have only given way to disillusionment when you had to get out here and find a real job. Unfortunately it's difficult to find a job to pay off the debts incurred in college. Not that President Obama can be blamed for that.

Besides it was once theorized that angry baseball fans came out to vote because Bill Clinton was unwilling to intervene in a baseball strike that cost fans a World Series in 1994. Thus those fans came out to vote and ushered in a first Republican majority US Congress in forty years. Then President Clinton couldn't be blamed for that either. :-/


Gerard said...

I'd never heard the 1994 election story. Angry baseball fans? Really?

Levois said...

Something I heard on CNN once many years ago. It's one reason I called it a theory. About as good as any. Should probably see if there is anything about it online.

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