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  1. #1 Bored youth vote: trouble for the Dems? 
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    Millennials Uninterested In Midterms, More Enthusiasm Among Conservatives
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/29/mi...#ixzz30Jjl8dyE

    A new national poll of Americans ages 18-29, found that so-called “millennials” are largely uninterested in participating in the 2014 midterms and distrustful of public institutions.

    The poll, released Tuesday by Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, found that just 23 percent of voters younger than 30 say they will “definitely be voting” come November, an 11 percentage point drop from five months earlier when 34 percent said they would definitely be voting. In 2010, that number was about 31 percent.

    Among those most likely to vote Republican were more enthusiastic — with 44 percent of 2012 Mitt Romney voters saying they would definitely be voting, compared to 35 percent of 2012 Barack Obama voters.

    The poll of millennials also found that self-identified conservatives were 10 percentage points more likely to vote than liberals 32 percent to 22 percent, respectively. Men (28 percent) were also more likely to vote than women (19 percent). And whites (27 percent) were more likely to vote than African-Americans (19 percent) and Hispanics (19 percent).

    The poll also shows a lack of trust in public institutions, with no institution breaking 50 percent when respondents were asked if they trusted an institution — such as the president, military, Congress, local government, media, Wall Street — to do the right thing.

    “It’s been clear for some time now that young people are growing more disillusioned and disconnected from Washington,” Harvard Institute of Politics Polling director John Della Volpe, said in a statement. ”There’s an erosion of trust in the individuals and institutions that make government work — and now we see the lowest level of interest in any election we’ve measured since 2000. Young people still care about our country, but we will likely see more volunteerism than voting in 2014.”

    The poll of 3,058 18 to 29 year old Americans, conducted between March 22 and April 4, has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.8 percentage points.
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    Millennials Uninterested In Midterms, More Enthusiasm Among Conservatives
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/29/mi...#ixzz30Jjl8dyE

    A new national poll of Americans ages 18-29, found that so-called “millennials” are largely uninterested in participating in the 2014 midterms and distrustful of public institutions.

    The poll, released Tuesday by Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, found that just 23 percent of voters younger than 30 say they will “definitely be voting” come November, an 11 percentage point drop from five months earlier when 34 percent said they would definitely be voting. In 2010, that number was about 31 percent.

    Among those most likely to vote Republican were more enthusiastic — with 44 percent of 2012 Mitt Romney voters saying they would definitely be voting, compared to 35 percent of 2012 Barack Obama voters.

    The poll of millennials also found that self-identified conservatives were 10 percentage points more likely to vote than liberals 32 percent to 22 percent, respectively. Men (28 percent) were also more likely to vote than women (19 percent). And whites (27 percent) were more likely to vote than African-Americans (19 percent) and Hispanics (19 percent).

    The poll also shows a lack of trust in public institutions, with no institution breaking 50 percent when respondents were asked if they trusted an institution — such as the president, military, Congress, local government, media, Wall Street — to do the right thing.

    “It’s been clear for some time now that young people are growing more disillusioned and disconnected from Washington,” Harvard Institute of Politics Polling director John Della Volpe, said in a statement. ”There’s an erosion of trust in the individuals and institutions that make government work — and now we see the lowest level of interest in any election we’ve measured since 2000. Young people still care about our country, but we will likely see more volunteerism than voting in 2014.”

    The poll of 3,058 18 to 29 year old Americans, conducted between March 22 and April 4, has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.8 percentage points.
    And the Dump looks at the question here:
    http://upload.democraticunderground.com/1014791181
    Where Wee Willy Pitt makes a brilliant observation (ok , I lie ... He basically posts a foul mouthed drunken rant).
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitgeist View Post
    And the Dump looks at the question here:
    http://upload.democraticunderground.com/1014791181
    Where Wee Willy Pitt makes a brilliant observation (ok , I lie ... He basically posts a foul mouthed drunken rant).
    Too much shit in his mouth . . .
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    Oh my....a lot of hand wringing going on over there.
    Obama isn't the problem. The problem is an electorate that would vote a man like him into office.
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    They're probably bitching about the usual reasons why they think the poll is faulty.
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    I don't know that they're so much bored as disaffected. Those that don't already feel that they have any particular common ground with the GOP are now in the position of seeing the entire election as just a pointless no-win situation, far below the 'Lesser of two evils' threshold where one side is at least relatively better for them.
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    Blacks, women, youth, and even Hispanics are getting a big dose of buyers remorse here. This will never get these groups to vote GOP in droves, however, the best we can hope for is apathy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Blacks, women, youth, and even Hispanics are getting a big dose of buyers remorse here. This will never get these groups to vote GOP in droves, however, the best we can hope for is apathy.
    Apathy? There are a lot of young people that are finally seeing the dems for what they really are. A few will be willing to vote GOP in the hopes of derailing the Obama Express to Socialism.
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    They should be outraged not bored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rd-try View Post
    They should be outraged not bored.
    Agreed. Especially with Obamacare, since they are bearing the brunt of it.
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