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.
Joe Scarbourgh should have placed a money bet with the rest of the Hardball cast on this one. He be a richer man today!
vock the rote
The youth of America...particularily the youth on the left and right coast are a bunch of worthless slackers...
You cant hire them...they are worthless..Why?...because they never show up!
NBC was making big deal of 13% increase in new voters X 13% bump for Kerry among younger crowd. (42% to 56%) What's 13% of 13% of FL total? I swear this is stuff thrown out there for Calif. to absorb. They are desperate.
Hey I voted this morning. Third time in my life (Republican) , and I am only 23.
Bush For The WIN ! :)
More MoveOn money well spent:)
Vote or Die, hah! Guess your MTV minions failed you Lurch!
The Deaniac thing is so weird.
They never showed up for Dean, and he was counting on them for this election.
I am beginning to think they don't exist.
23 and voted for Bush this morning.
I think they may have been overwhelmed by The Boss's intellect: "We had a sax player in the White House, now we need a guitar player in the White House." I kid you not. I heard him say it on the radio news two days ago.
Good! They were fed too much bovine scat from people like Urine Diddy to be able to make a good choice.
My 3 college-aged kids all voted via absentee ballot - all 3 Republican.
"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!
I voted for Gerald Ford when I was 18.
VOTE OR DIE!!!
I'd even say my own rebellion was in some part a reaction to my parents' liberalism. I would say life taught me the lessons they failed to teach me, and I naturally became a conservative (albeit a somewhat mischievous one.)
Maybe their anarchist American hating Professors put them to sleep.
I think the 18-24 BUSH vote showed up :) but the "non-partisan" (read liberal) groups couldn't turn out their slackers.
I worked and worked on my roommate and finally got him to go Bush.
I just got home from the polls. Will someone ping me to the on going thread so I can catch up?
ha ha. the media suxxors!
If they did not vote, they "die," right?
My son had registered and planned to vote republican here in CA. He took one look at the line and bailed! I haven't been able to shame him itot going back, but there's still an hour and a half yet to go, and I'm very persistant...
Hey! Where have you been?? Haven't seen your screen name here for eons....still miss your great essays.
My 6, 8, and 10 year olds voted GW at school for their experimental "election"
The flower power generation is dead.
Bred out of existance.
Reckon why we are reading about only our youth that voted Republican. Good parents?
Thanks folks, for doing us proud!
Same thing happened to me - I also ended up marrying a Conservative, and I'm more RW than he is!
Conservative 18-24 year olds can be counted on to vote (I've voted since I was 18). Liberal 18-24 year olds can be counted on to whine about why their vote doesn't count. The trend towards home-schooling will increase the former and leave the latter scratching their heads.
My daughter is 20 and she voted. For Bush of course.
A good many of those young people are asking why they can't invest their own money for retirement rather than "contribute" to that doomed to fail SS. Funny, I asked my dad about that forty years ago...
I know that my 24 year old voted for Kerry but I'm proud that he voted. I think my 23 year old voted for Bush but we didn't ask her. My 28 year old is in an inpatient recovery program but I think would have voted for Bush but has too much on his plate right now recovering from his disease.
Joe Trippi is saying the youth vote is running close to 17% on MSNBC.
"i'm 32...does that make me old?"
Nah...Thas not old.
All of the 18 year olds I know, voted for W.
My 18 year old drove down from college this afternoon to vote. I'm so proud of him!
You mean that rock the vote didn't rock the vote?
And did YOU get him the registration form? (smile)
The article didn't say 1 in 10 between the age of 18-24, it just said less than one 1 in 10 voters were from the 18 - 24 category.
Most of the DU fruitcakes are drunk and ready to blow out their brains. Only a few are still trying to keep their cool, but you can tell they are looking over their shoulder waiting to get run over.
I live in Oregon and this afternoon I was driving through our downtown. On one corner was a large group of young people screaming and shouting at the corner. I couldn't quite see what all the commotion was about, but as I pulled up to the stop light horns were blaring from cars, and a group of young people (about 30) were holding Bush signs yelling for people to vote for Bush! Everyone was excited and clapping and horns were honking...then as I drove across the street were two women in front of the Democratic Headquarters holding a Kerry sign looking very timid and quiet. They looked very humiliated...
I think young people have come out, but they are voting for President Bush. These kids have had their homeland attacked and they seem more patriotic than most adults. They remind me of the youth of WWII.
Damn Straight !! He's in college in Va. ( VaTech) and voted absentee in Zoo Jersey for what that's worth !!