What Gallup *didn’t* do with their enthusiasm poll.
Gallup just published a poll on voter enthusiasm, broken down by age. The main point – younger voters are showing fairly typical enthusiasm levels towards the 2010 elections (i.e., low ones) – is interesting (and entertaining), but there’s another important bit that did not get particularly addressed. And it’s an even more entertaining point.
The Party’s Over: Obama’s youth support dwindles as “Hope” fades
The post originally appeared at MatthewHurtt.com: The Huffington Post reports this morning that the “youth vote,” that elusive and fickle demographic that Obama swept off its feet in 2008, is moving noticeably in the opposite direction as notions of “Hope” and “Change” fade from political discourse. From the article:
Quite the Change from 2009: Young Adults Carrying a Republican to Victory
Scott Brown is winning in Massachusetts. Put differently – a Republican is winning in Massachusetts. The enormity and importance of this fact is hard to put into words. As a recent Economist article explained , Massachusetts is the Democratic Alabama . . . It is also home to America’s most enduring Democratic dynasty: the Kennedys. Its combination of unions, intellectuals and blacks makes it one | Read More »
To: The Party / From: The Youth Vote
As you all have seen and will continue to see, many in the Republican Party have been asking the same thing: Why didn’t we win? That question will undoubtedly be answered in a multitude of ways, with responses covering everything from poor campaign strategies to vote-counting conspiracy theories. This is not a time, however, to look back on what we lost; no, it is a | Read More »
Ohio Early Voting Consensus Result: Yeah, whatever, dude.
No, seriously: take a look for yourself. He thinks that it’s the funniest thing EVER: Admittedly, I was pretty over the top with it: then again, I have reason to be. Via the head’s-up by the Constant Readers in this subthread: Turnout light in Ohio early voting window By STEPHEN MAJORS – 2 days ago COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A weeklong period in which Ohioans | Read More »
Even My Democrats Friend Thinks This is Stupid
This post was actually written off a Release from Ashley Barbera, but I thought I’d cross-post for your enjoyment. – You all may remember that in July, we sponsored a contest on STORM, with the prize being free housing at the Republican National Convention. The College Republicans who won had a great week in Minneapolis-St. Paul, getting to participate in some great events during the | Read More »