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18-24 Voters Not Turning Out
AP ^

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.


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KEYWORDS: youthvote
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To: finnman69
Great photo ... What is Carville stoned on?


101 posted on 11/02/2004 6:52:52 PM PST by dennisw (Gd - against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: hawaiian

DUH! Every damned election we hear about the youth vote, and every damned year it doesn't show up... records been consistent since they moved the voting age to 18.... When will they stop reporting this myth about the surging youth vote... it never has happened and isn't likely to happen anytime soon.


102 posted on 11/02/2004 6:54:32 PM PST by HamiltonJay ("You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.")
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To: tfelice
I worked at the polls for about 10 hours today and saw very very few 18-24 year olds.

Probably because they sleep all day and fukc all night; with Mom and Dad paying the bills. Have seen this situation many times. It is pathetic behavior; on the children's side as well as the parent's perspective. Everyone loses. Parents and children.

103 posted on 11/02/2004 6:56:27 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Sthitch

Who says I'm not drinking while I'm watching election returns?? LOL


104 posted on 11/02/2004 6:56:28 PM PST by Cathryn Crawford (¿Podemos ahora sonreír?)
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To: tfelice
I worked at the polls for about 10 hours today and saw very very few 18-24 year olds.

Probably because they sleep all day and fukc all night; with Mom and Dad paying the bills. Have seen this situation many times. It is pathetic behavior; on the children's side as well as the parent's perspective. Everyone loses. Parents and children.

105 posted on 11/02/2004 6:57:04 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: ErnBatavia

Hey...that's nice to hear. I've been busy with school, mostly.


106 posted on 11/02/2004 6:57:51 PM PST by Cathryn Crawford (¿Podemos ahora sonreír?)
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To: hawaiian

My son says they're afraid to say they voted for Bush to the pollers, that's why the exit polls were skewed. He's one of 'em, maybe he knows something ...


107 posted on 11/02/2004 6:59:06 PM PST by 11th_VA (VRWC Local 1077)
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To: Cathryn Crawford

Yeah, so am I. I am almost out of beer, I guess I will have to switch to something stronger, hopefully soon it will also have bubbles.


108 posted on 11/02/2004 7:00:00 PM PST by Sthitch
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To: LibertyThug

Yeah, and exit polls say Bush is losing. Hold tight, we'll see.

The precinct I worked at for 6 hours today consisted of more than 50% first time voters.


109 posted on 11/02/2004 7:00:34 PM PST by Akira (Experience is a hard teacher, but fools will have no other.)
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To: Phantom Lord
Vote or Die Mother F**ker!

So, is puff daddy gonna off some kids for dissin' his video?

110 posted on 11/02/2004 7:01:14 PM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Cathryn Crawford
I've been busy with school, mostly.

Well, dig back into it and resurface as the future of America....if I recall correctly you're on the path to greatness, and I do not exaggerate!

111 posted on 11/02/2004 7:07:41 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Democrats: appear in September, leavin' November 3 - worse than a 1-night stand...)
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To: Sthitch

I'm at an election party with a bunch of friends. It's interesting, though it mostly consists of watching the tv, talking, and a lot of drinking going on.


112 posted on 11/02/2004 7:08:12 PM PST by Cathryn Crawford (¿Podemos ahora sonreír?)
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To: ErnBatavia

Thank you very much! I appreciate it. :-)


113 posted on 11/02/2004 7:09:09 PM PST by Cathryn Crawford (¿Podemos ahora sonreír?)
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To: tfelice

Mr too. Very, very few young people.


114 posted on 11/02/2004 7:10:11 PM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: hawaiian

They may not be at the polls but they are voting!!!Both my kids voted in their first election this year. They are away at school and votes by absentee. They said alot of their classmates did as well. Too bad we're from MA so our and their votes don't count!!
P.S. To everyone who is praying for Ethan, how can we possibly thank you. Please keep up the good work!!!


115 posted on 11/02/2004 7:12:25 PM PST by copwife
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To: Cathryn Crawford

I have an invite to the official RNC party at the Reagan center in DC, but my nerves are too fried, and I did not want to be in a vacumn. I still might get dressed and go. My wife is not drinking :)


116 posted on 11/02/2004 7:14:11 PM PST by Sthitch
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To: hawaiian

"...but dude there was a WICKED kegger Monday night, my head STILL hurts!"


120 posted on 11/02/2004 8:00:56 PM PST by weegee (4 out of 3 Democrats will vote for Kerry this election.)
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To: steve dubya; hawaiian

Once they heard the draft threat was farce, they didn't feel the need to vote.


121 posted on 11/02/2004 8:07:15 PM PST by sandlady
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To: clintonh8r
P Diddy will be deepzizzlely zizzlepointed...

LOL!!

122 posted on 11/02/2004 8:14:15 PM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: hawaiian

I voted and I am in the 18 to 24 group.


123 posted on 11/02/2004 8:22:25 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Proud rabbit hater and killer)
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To: mabelkitty

My sons are 22 and 19 year old college students and they both voted for Bush and said that all of their friends did too.


124 posted on 11/02/2004 8:40:12 PM PST by fig
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To: fig

I am 21 and I voted absentee two weeks ago for W. My boyfriend voted today in VA for W as well. Not sure who my 19 yr old brother voted for, but he did go vote.

My campus was also a voting site today. A lot of kids were talkin the talk, but I doubt on this rainy day of cancelled classes that many got up and stood in line.


125 posted on 11/02/2004 9:08:21 PM PST by LDub
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To: hawaiian

This 24 year old voted before going to work this morning...


126 posted on 11/02/2004 9:10:15 PM PST by t_skoz ("let me be who I am - let me kick out the jams!")
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To: torchthemummy
"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."
Sentence 1: same proportion of youth vote (as) 2000
Sentence 2: increased proportion of youth vote (than) 2000
Orwell would be proud. Whatever!

Ahem.  Wrong.

Sentence 1:  same proportion of youth as 2000

Sentence 2:  increased NUMBER of youth from 2000

Explanation:  1000 voters aged 18-24, 10,000 voters over 24 (in 2000) = 1 out of 10

                    2000 voters aged 18-24, 20,000 voters over 24 (in2004) still equals 1 out of 10.  SAME PROPORTION, MORE YOUTH.

 

127 posted on 11/02/2004 9:10:46 PM PST by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: Commiewatcher

That's a major thing for me. I would like some private investment. I'm already working on a 401k. I would like some more options.


128 posted on 11/02/2004 9:37:54 PM PST by JakeWyld (Let's face it. Democrats do not deserve to lead America.)
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