Apr
29
2015

Democratic grip on youth vote decays.

Everybody’s going to have an explanation for this:

…55 percent of those polled, which included likely voters from ages 18 to 29, preferred a Democrat to maintain control of the White House in 2016, compared to 40 percent who wanted a Republican. But that is a far cry from the 67 percent of millennials who voted for President Obama in 2012. The I.O.P. nationwide poll was conducted online by GfK March 18 to April 1 with a random sample of 3,034 adults aged 18 to 29. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Mine is going to be ‘school lunches.’ Don’t laugh: we have been inflicting horribly insufficient food on our teenagers for the last six years.  And by ‘we’ I mean ‘the Democrats.’ But even if you do laugh… eh. The real story here is that a key element of the Democratic 2016 coalition is splintering.  Then again, they’re all key elements.  And they’re all splintering.

Such a pity. Such a pity.

Via @freddoso.

4 Comments

  • Jeffstag says:

    Another hit like that and the streams will cross. ‘The youth vote will bolster Republicans’ is not a sentence any Democrat wants to hear.

  • Jeffstag says:

    On another note, they found over 3000 ‘likely voter’ millennials?? They must be talking to different ones than I do.

  • earlgrey says:

    Imagine a republican doing to school lunches what the democrats have done. Of course I have voted R all my life so conventional wisdom says that I would only care about my own kids (that are now taking their lunch), but I am outraged at this lunch program. Not all kids need Jenny Craig , some play sports. And I resent that my tax dollars are used to underfeed poor kids. Not to mention the nutrition standards are stupid.

    It will be interesting to see the impact of standardized testing on steroids/CommonCore on kids. Of course that is bipartisan in support and opposition.

    • earlgrey says:

      Oh and no matter who is President– I expect the next admin will quietly roll back some of these regs., which will mean that we are feeding crap to these kids out of deference for the First Lady: no First Lady should have any role in legislation.

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