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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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To: hawaiian

Drunk slackers!


51 posted on 11/02/2004 6:31:21 PM PST by BP2
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To: hawaiian

Joe Scarbourgh should have placed a money bet with the rest of the Hardball cast on this one. He be a richer man today!


52 posted on 11/02/2004 6:31:42 PM PST by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: hawaiian

vock the rote


53 posted on 11/02/2004 6:31:45 PM PST by The Red Zone (The reason they're trying to starve her isn't because she's dying, but because she isn't. [Supercat])
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To: hawaiian

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!


55 posted on 11/02/2004 6:32:03 PM PST by antaresequity
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To: duffer

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.


57 posted on 11/02/2004 6:32:55 PM PST by Swanks
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To: All

Hey I voted this morning. Third time in my life (Republican) , and I am only 23.

Bush For The WIN ! :)


58 posted on 11/02/2004 6:32:56 PM PST by Wyrm
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To: areafiftyone

More MoveOn money well spent:)


59 posted on 11/02/2004 6:33:02 PM PST by cwb (Only a Democrat could think that "truth" is partisan.)
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To: smonk

Vote or Die, hah! Guess your MTV minions failed you Lurch!


60 posted on 11/02/2004 6:33:05 PM PST by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: JessieHelmsJr

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.
It's bizarre!


61 posted on 11/02/2004 6:33:09 PM PST by mabelkitty (Mabelkitty and Mr. Mabelkitty voted for W today.)
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To: hawaiian
They will stand in line for concert tickets, welfare checks and food stamps but not to vote. It's just to "inconvenient".


62 posted on 11/02/2004 6:33:18 PM PST by unixfox (Close the borders, problems solved!)
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To: hawaiian

23 and voted for Bush this morning.


63 posted on 11/02/2004 6:33:18 PM PST by sassbox
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To: hawaiian
Just die already


64 posted on 11/02/2004 6:33:24 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Akira

Hmmmm....


65 posted on 11/02/2004 6:33:29 PM PST by LibertyThug ("Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." -Twain)
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To: Chi-townChief

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.


66 posted on 11/02/2004 6:33:37 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: hawaiian

Good! They were fed too much bovine scat from people like Urine Diddy to be able to make a good choice.


67 posted on 11/02/2004 6:33:39 PM PST by DaBroasta (Dear democrat voter your party leaders don't think you're stupid, they're counting on it!)
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To: hawaiian

My 3 college-aged kids all voted via absentee ballot - all 3 Republican.


68 posted on 11/02/2004 6:34:10 PM PST by m5defense
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To: hawaiian

"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!


69 posted on 11/02/2004 6:34:21 PM PST by torchthemummy (Florida 2000: There Would Have Been No 5-4 Without A 7-2)
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To: Freepdonia
Hey, I voted...20 years ago when I was 19! :-)

I voted for Gerald Ford when I was 18.

70 posted on 11/02/2004 6:34:42 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: DaBroasta

VOTE OR DIE!!!


71 posted on 11/02/2004 6:34:55 PM PST by blakep
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To: mabelkitty

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.)


72 posted on 11/02/2004 6:35:12 PM PST by Huck (I only type LOL when I am really LOL)
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To: Sociopathocracy

Maybe their anarchist American hating Professors put them to sleep.


73 posted on 11/02/2004 6:35:30 PM PST by oldtimer
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To: hawaiian

I think the 18-24 BUSH vote showed up :) but the "non-partisan" (read liberal) groups couldn't turn out their slackers.


74 posted on 11/02/2004 6:35:56 PM PST by JakeWyld (Let's face it. Democrats do not deserve to lead America.)
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To: Cathryn Crawford

I worked and worked on my roommate and finally got him to go Bush.


75 posted on 11/02/2004 6:37:11 PM PST by rwfromkansas (BYPASS FORCED WEB REGISTRATION! **** http://www.bugmenot.com ****)
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To: All

I just got home from the polls. Will someone ping me to the on going thread so I can catch up?


76 posted on 11/02/2004 6:38:44 PM PST by CindyDawg
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ha ha. the media suxxors!

77 posted on 11/02/2004 6:39:20 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: hawaiian

If they did not vote, they "die," right?


78 posted on 11/02/2004 6:40:08 PM PST by TripsN1
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To: hawaiian

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...


79 posted on 11/02/2004 6:40:46 PM PST by ScudBud
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To: Cathryn Crawford

Hey! Where have you been?? Haven't seen your screen name here for eons....still miss your great essays.


81 posted on 11/02/2004 6:43:16 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Democrats: appear in September, leavin' November 3 - worse than a 1-night stand...)
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To: hawaiian

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.


82 posted on 11/02/2004 6:43:18 PM PST by 10000Taxes (Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes, 10,000 taxes, and a couple fish...)
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To: areafiftyone

Reckon why we are reading about only our youth that voted Republican. Good parents?
Thanks folks, for doing us proud!


83 posted on 11/02/2004 6:43:23 PM PST by bamabound (a teacher with a REAL job! Teaching kids to be good citizens of the USA)
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To: Huck

Same thing happened to me - I also ended up marrying a Conservative, and I'm more RW than he is!


84 posted on 11/02/2004 6:43:50 PM PST by mabelkitty (Mabelkitty and Mr. Mabelkitty voted for W today.)
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To: hawaiian

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.


85 posted on 11/02/2004 6:44:12 PM PST by PsyOp (Any man can make a mistake; only a Democrat keeps making the same one.)
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To: hawaiian

My daughter is 20 and she voted. For Bush of course.


86 posted on 11/02/2004 6:44:31 PM PST by occutegirl ("She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." ~ Louisa May Alcott)
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To: Stepan12
I voted for Gerald Ford when I was 18.

That race was the first one that I had some idea of what the issues were. I rooted for Nixon in '72, but seven year old kids really don't have a good grasp of domestic and foreign policy. :-)
87 posted on 11/02/2004 6:44:42 PM PST by Freepdonia (Victory is Ours!)
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To: JakeWyld
"I think the 18-24 BUSH vote showed up :)"

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...

88 posted on 11/02/2004 6:44:50 PM PST by Commiewatcher
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To: hawaiian

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.


89 posted on 11/02/2004 6:44:52 PM PST by Mercat
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To: hawaiian

Joe Trippi is saying the youth vote is running close to 17% on MSNBC.


90 posted on 11/02/2004 6:44:59 PM PST by Paraclete
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To: steve dubya

"i'm 32...does that make me old?"

Nah...Thas not old.


91 posted on 11/02/2004 6:45:24 PM PST by katdawg
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To: Cathryn Crawford

All of the 18 year olds I know, voted for W.


92 posted on 11/02/2004 6:45:48 PM PST by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens.)
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To: hawaiian

My 18 year old drove down from college this afternoon to vote. I'm so proud of him!


93 posted on 11/02/2004 6:46:00 PM PST by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: hawaiian

You mean that rock the vote didn't rock the vote?


94 posted on 11/02/2004 6:46:23 PM PST by ladyinred (John Kerry has a plan to change the national symbol of an Eagle to a Chicken)
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To: Renegade
My son, 21, voted absentee!

And did YOU get him the registration form? (smile)

95 posted on 11/02/2004 6:46:38 PM PST by Ciexyz (Feeling so much calmer now I've cancelled my cable TV. Don't miss the Demopuke spin on cable news.)
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To: freeangel
Smart, young voters see thru one sided agenda's constantly aired on MTV. It's refreshing to see that most of them are not stupid.
96 posted on 11/02/2004 6:47:41 PM PST by rightgrafix
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To: hawaiian

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.


97 posted on 11/02/2004 6:49:42 PM PST by fso301
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To: BP2

"Drunk slackers!"

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.


98 posted on 11/02/2004 6:50:03 PM PST by Kirkwood (I think, therefore I am Republican!)
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To: All

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.


99 posted on 11/02/2004 6:50:26 PM PST by glory2
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To: Ciexyz

Damn Straight !! He's in college in Va. ( VaTech) and voted absentee in Zoo Jersey for what that's worth !!


100 posted on 11/02/2004 6:52:36 PM PST by Renegade
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