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.
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...
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