What Issues Should Obama Focus On To Win Over Young Voters in 2012?
Young adults were one of President Obama’s biggest voting blocks during the 2008 election. They turned out in record numbers and 68% of the young voters chose Obama over McCain.
But in 2011 with unemployment still high, the economy on the verge (or in the midst) of a “double-dip recession,” and a student loan debt crisis on the horizon young people may not be as enthusiastic about Obama as they were when he was running for office. A June poll found that only 31% of 18- to 29-year-olds approve of how Obama has handled youth unemployment. Clearly some jobs would be nice. But what other issues do young adults want the President to address to earn their votes in the next presidential election? –John S. Wison
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