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.
"... 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
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
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