Skip to comments.18-24 Voters Not Turning Out
Posted on 11/02/2004 6:25:59 PM PST by hawaiian
Nov 2, 9:02 PM EST
2004 Not a Breakout for Youth After All
By SIOBHAN McDONOUGH Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This was not the breakout year for young voters that some had anticipated. Fewer than one in 10 voters Tuesday were 18 to 24, about the same proportion of the electorate as in 2000, exit polls indicated. Still, with voter turnout expected to be higher overall, more young people appeared to have come out.
A vigorous push on college campuses by both parties and national mobilization drives had raised expectations that 2004 would be the year of the youth vote.
Exit polls indicated that young people who did vote were strongly supporting Democrat John Kerry over President Bush, while they were evenly split between Bush and Democrat Al Gore four years ago.
The exit polls were conducted for The Associated Press by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International.
so much for "rock the vote".
I voted, and I know that most of my classmates did, too.
Maybe having to hear Springsteen croaking away all the time and looking 70 years old turned them off.
Didn't think they would. Young people will register but not bother to go and stand on line.
Hey P. Diddy, I guess they decided to Dive rather than Vote. Excellent Choice!
hey...I SHOWED UP!
Uh, I mean "Die".
Voting takes focus, skill, and follow-through. Stability helps. Not youthful traits.
They can't bother to show up for work, why would they come out to vote? (fellow hard working Conservative Gen Y'ers excepted, of course).
P Diddy will be deepzizzlely zizzlepointed...
Good, let the Left continue to waste money on failed endeavors. :)
I hope there's a good supply of crow because when Bush wins I'm gonna shove it in a lot of elitist mouths.
Vote or Die Mother F**ker!
I voted. Monkey-wrenching dem plans with my straight-(or libertarian in R-less lost cause races - Mitch Covington)R ticket. This 21 year old voted for Bush.
My son ,21 ,voted absentee!
They are not as afraid of the draft as Kerry had hoped
Ha! Just as I suspected. I kept hearing from a liberal colleague that there would be way more young people voting. While there were more young people, the proportion was about the same.
So aptly named the Howard Dean effect...
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