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Recent Grads Not So Hot For Obama Anymore

May 20, 2011 by  

Recent Grads Not So Hot For Obama Anymore

President Barack Obama is losing some of his most ardent supporters, according to several new polls.

The Daily Caller reported that, in a recent informal survey, of 83 percent of recent college graduates who voted for Obama in 2008, only 27 percent say they are committed to voting for him again.

“Eighty percent said they would consider voting for a Republican,” an article on the site read. “The bad news for Obama was underlined May 19 with a report by a job-firm, Adecco, that roughly 60 percent of recent college grads have not been able to find a full-time job in their preferred area. One in five graduates have taken jobs far from their training, one in six are dependent on their parents, and one in four say they’re in debt, according to the firm’s data.”

Such statistics could spell disaster for Obama, especially in swing states, according to The Daily Caller’s interview with Kellyanne Conway, president of The Polling Company, who also polled recent grads and found similar results.

“‘Overall, roughly one-third of young voters have some college education, and one-half have college degrees,’said Conway. ‘Many are underemployed or unemployed, they’re worried about their debts and economic trends, and they’re worried about the value of their educations,’” the article read.

In 2012, Conway said, “I suspect a fair number will return to Obama, but maybe not enough, and not in the (swing) states where he needs them.”

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  • Nadzieja Batki

    Hopefully maturity has kicked in.

    • Cawmun Cents

      Living on a shoestring,50 cent millionaire,dollar menu lookin rich for my blood,progressive programmed welfare.I got holes in my shoes….and I’m way overdue,down payment blues!

    • Vigilant

      Nadzieja,

      I don’t think maturity has much to do with it, to be honest. It has everything to do with the entitlement mentality.

      These kids, and they will remain kids into their 30s, have neither a fig’s worth of life experience nor any sound basis in US history. They’ve been taught that ours is a mean, poor-hating, wealthy-loving nation with a history of imperialism. They’ve been spoon-fed the canard that socialism is superior to the superannuated system of capitalism. They voted for Obama in some naive belief that he would make things better.

      They will rationalize a vote against Obama on the following basis: I am entitled to a job becsause I’ve paid my dues. He has not created a job in industry for me, so I’ll vote against him. Simple as that.

  • s c

    What? College kids are getting SMARTER? One can only hope that this poll is valid and reflects what’s really going on around the country. Ye gods, folks, it almost sounds as though public schools have been infiltrated by teachers who actually give a damn and are willing to compensate for the brainwashing SOBs (and union schmucks) who exist to screw up everything they touch.
    The idea of voting for a ‘Republican’ turns my stomach, but when the best we can get is the ‘lesser of two evils,’ it’s a constant case of catch-22.
    Anyway, I’m glad to know that colleges sometimes lose their grip on the minds of young people. Perhaps it’s a matter of young people waking up and learning to have at least one foot firmly planted on the ground (instead of having both feet up in the air and fed a steady stream of mind-altering, pc %#&^ by “educators.”

  • JimH

    Hello, all you new to adulthood. Just how is that “hope and change” thing working for you?
    Time to go back to the polls in 2012 and correct that mistake you made earlier.
    Good luck.

  • Dan az

    The mind is a terrible thing to waste.
    http://libertarianparty.org/platform

  • jopa

    sc: College Kids getting smarter?If it was a college kid that took this poll I think not.27% said they would vote for him again and 80% said they would not.That comes out to 107%.Now where does that extra seven per cent belong?Jim H That”Hope Change Thing” is working out great, now folks that voted for McCain can correct the mistakes they made earlier.Good luck.

    • JimH

      Jopa, If by hope and change, you mean, finding enough “change” under the car seat and in the lazy boy to buy a lottery ticket and “hope” you win. Things really are working out.
      That college grad that can’t find a job or the other 10% who used to have jobs may disagree with you.
      The next 3 generations who will have to pay off the 14 trillion dollar debt may also disagree with you.
      Most anyone with one last surviving brain cell would disagree with you.
      I do hope the people who voted for McCain in the primaries DO correct the mistake they made and vote wiser in the next primary. That way we can correct the mistake the voters made in the last general election.

    • Cawmun Cents

      The extra 7% are the dead folks that voted for him last time…the ones that Acorn had vote.They have decided that they arent voting for him this election,its hard to drag a carcass to the polls these days.

    • Vigilant

      jopa once again , without blushing, reveals his abysmal lack of proficiency in basic mathematics and reading comprehension.

      “College Kids getting smarter?If it was a college kid that took this poll I think not.27% said they would vote for him again and 80% said they would not.That comes out to 107%.Now where does that extra seven per cent belong?”

      No, sonny, 1.00-.27 comes out to 73%. Were you at the Saul Alinsky playground for challenged kids when that was being taught? And then the great void in reading comprehension by saying that 80% said they would not vote for him, nowhwere to be found in the article.

      I know you must feel pretty squeezed down there at the far left of the IQ bell curve. Your postings inevitably show it. And then you wonder why no one takes you seriously?

      • Drawer22

        Vigilant: The “simple” math you so fluently explain isn’t so simple to a Jopa-simpleton. After doing our best to educate the ineducable, in the final analysis, the best we can do is tender our pity. – Cogito, ergo armatus sum.

  • jopa

    Vigilant You just take yourself so seriously without realizing how insignificant you really are.You are but one grain of sand on the beach of all the beaches in the world.If you think people take you seriously, which I doubt it will be no world changing event regardless.And your reading comprehension sucks, the above article states”Eighty per cent said they would consider voting for a Republican”.I have to inform you Mr. Vigilant that our great President is a Democrat.I will thank you in advance for your apology because I know not everyone was paying attention when the teacher was speaking.Have a good one.PS:I bet your real name is Virgil but you don’t know how to spell it.

    • Cawmun Cents

      Did you read the article?It atates that only 27%,of 83% of those that voted for Obama last election,are committed(voting for Obama is a good reason to be committed)to vote for him now(that is less than 40% of college voters by the way).It also states that 80% of that number,would consider voting Republican.If you read it any other way than that you are mentally deficient,and should be disqualified from voting.

      • Cawmun Cents

        Sorry,less than 40% of college Alumni voters,by the way

    • Drawer22

      Jopa: Personal attacks like you make here are the instant refuge of those who fail with facts, science and/or logic. A basic arithmetic course – which I here recommend to you – would help toward an understanding of math and statistics. – Μολὼν λαβέ

  • jopa

    Cawman Cents: Your apology is accepted, thank you.

  • Cawmun Cents

    As I accept your cognative dissonance,jopa,and thank you.

  • jopa

    Cawman Cents: Good one I had to google that to figure out what you were saying.Cog-native sounds like cog from Toontown of Indian descent.Then I remembered you don’t spell too good and realized the word you were trying to spell was cognitive.I do accept your thank you in advance and if you need any tutoring give me a call.Have a good one.

    • Drawer22

      Jopa: Get a life, one not based on whatever it is you’re apparently smoking. – Đại Úy

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