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Hope And Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:45 AM
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Obama youth appeal strongest on campus


Obama youth appeal strongest on campus

By: Ben Adler
Dec 14, 2007 06:19 AM EST

Not all young people are created equal and a new study has found that can affect which candidate they back for the Democratic nomination.

Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) is trouncing his rivals among college students, but he actually trails Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) among their less wealthy and less educated peers.

Obama leads Clinton 43 percent to 23 percent among current college students but Clinton leads Obama among youth who never enrolled in college, 38 percent to 31 percent.

Obama also leads Clinton among college graduates in the Institute of Politics at Harvard survey released Dec. 5, and he leads overall, 38-33, based on the survey of 18-24 year olds conducted online in November.

And Obamas advantage on campus is especially pronounced in the early primary states that matter most. At Iowa State University a Nov. 26 poll found Obama trouncing Clinton 58-14 as the first choice among Democratic respondents.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1207/7392.html
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:04 AM
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1. "he actually trails Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton"
"Clinton leads Obama among youth who never enrolled in college, 38 percent to 31 percent."
Obama leads with the affluent upper class kids, Clinton leads with the regular working class kids.

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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:07 AM
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2. On campus = College students.
It's cute the way you impugn young people seeking an education. Good luck with that.
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:10 AM
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3. "Clinton leads Obama among youth who never enrolled in college, 38 percent to 31 percent."
It's cute the way ObamaNation has their hissyfits right on cue.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:13 AM
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4. Well yeah, he tells them their generation is smarter than baby boomers.
18 year olds with little sense of history like words like "Hope" and "Change" and "New Vision" whether they're backed up by real change in policy. In other words, they respond well to branding. And Obama has his marketing down.

I don't want a brand. I want someone who's going to stop this nonsense.
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