The 411: Politics a bore to most teens
Original post made on Mar 27, 2008
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on Mar 27, 2008 at 6:33 am
I think that there has been an interest in young voters. This is the first year I have seen that candidates have taken the time to attempt to win the young voters. There is also an increase in topics concerning younger people in this election.
on Mar 27, 2008 at 7:42 am
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You have illustrated an important point about teenagers. The say one thing, even claim ignorance, but mean something quite different.
In western region political polling, Voters 18 to 24 are now a major focus because they have strong opinions and are participating in large numbers in special interests campaigns. It is easy to see youth campaigning to stop United States violent intervention in other countries, especially IRAQ, but the campaigns for educational funding and reform, new energy research, and even more representative local governments are drawing actions and opinions among young voters.
Most interesting, Katherine, is the shift in majority influence by age. 18 to 34 is the largest group of probable voters and the majority of probable voters is now under 42.
Great subject and well-written commentary, thank you,
Western USA Region
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on Mar 28, 2008 at 9:51 pm
Katharine does a great job in every column she writes.