Who will get the College student vote in 2012?

Eric Oster, in Faster Times, illustrates the college vote potential for the 2012 election compared to 2008:

The youth turnout for the 2008 election was a big story, with record numbers turning up to the polls — mostly to vote for Obama.

So what will the youth vote look like in 2012? Well, just check out the infographic below. Not surprisingly, the turnout isn’t expected to match the record numbers in 2008 — perhaps because Obama has proven such a disappointment to those who expected “hope” or “change.” Also not surprising, however, is the fact that not too many young voters can get behind Mitt Romney. Or the fact that jobs and unemployment is the biggest issue for voters 18-29, seeing as many of them are unemployed or severely underemployed.

– Eric Oster is an Assistant Editor at The Faster Times and a writer, editor and musician from Fairfield County, Connecticut. After graduating Goucher College in 2008 with a degree in creative writing, he was co-founder and Editor-in Chief of a literary magazine called Caution Horse. He is currently learning to communicate telepathically with cats in an attempt to direct an all-cat rendition of The Sound of Music. You can follow him on Twitter @ErikDOster.

Youth Vote Showdown
Via: Best Online Colleges


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Posted on July 16, 2012, in Art, blogs, campaign, Economics, Education, election, event, government, history, News, Opinion, Politics, quote, vote, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I hope the college kids of 2012 learn the lesson of those in 2008. Obama has set a record for the unemployment rate of college graduates. All those students that voted for him in 2008 are finding themselves without jobs in 2012, and today’s students should learn from that mistake.

    I have also seen several polls that suggest less students are planning to vote this year. I think this is a bad thing. I find it sad that nearly half the voting age population in America actually vote. When I turned 18 I couldn’t wait to vote (that was 1992).

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