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Pollster John Zogby sees Libertarian Gary Johnson having an impact on younger voters nationwide

Writing in Forbes, pollster John Zogby notes that President Obama will have a more difficult time capturing the youth vote ("First Globals") this time around because... hard times and the growing libertarian leanings of young voters will make them a more difficult target than four years ago.While Zogby predicts that a majority of these voters will still cast ballots for Obama, he sees their turn-out being depressed, and a potentially significant minority defecting to.
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"For the first time since he began running for president, Republican Mitt Romney has the support of over 40% of America's youth vote..."

US Politics / Conservative : Althouse (2 years ago)

"... a troubling sign for President Obama who built his 2008 victory with the overwhelming support of younger, idealistic voters." [Pollster John] Zogby speculates that Romney's selection of 42-year-old Rep. Paul Ryan helped turn mo... Read Post

Libertarian Gary Johnson could be the spoiler who throws North Carolina . . . to Mitt Romney

US Politics / Libertarian : Delaware Libertarian (3 years ago)

2008 LP candidate Bob Barrprobably cost John McCainNorth Carolina. This year'selection could see Gary Johnsonhurt Barack Obama in NC. Gary Johnson has always argued that he will take as many votes, in the end, from President Obama a... Read Post

Zogby: Gary Johnson at 2% nationally

US Politics / Libertarian : Delaware Libertarian (3 years ago)

Most of his voters, Zogby says, are coming from Romney at this point:Adding a third-party candidate, Libertarian nominee Gary E. Johnson, into the equation changes the race slightly to give Mr. Obama a 1 percentage-point advantage o... Read Post

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