Road to 2012: America’s Future
What are college students looking for in their next president?
- Duration 7:34
- Date Dec 27, 2011
What are college students looking for in their next president?
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-- of the next generation American voters college students and tonight we Begin our special series road to 2012 America's future.
But wanted to find out what college students are looking for in -- -- next president but it went to three universities in the Washington area George Washington Howard university and my personal favorite.
And all alone Liberty University credits that's a wide range of students Democrats -- Republicans and some who are undecided.
Topping all their concerns though the economy and jobs.
I first question what's most important issue that -- 2012 free you.
Jobs just common.
Gadget guy so -- -- act out -- What I guess lusty with wonder what we're looking -- we graduate -- coming here it's -- 5060000.
Dollars in tuition rates.
And then when we get out of college selection -- jobs out there for -- and a lot of us -- and even getting married or something else and we have to -- supportive family.
And those are some of them very important issues that we're -- we're especially as you can do junior senior year or your grad school.
And with the way the economy looks right now and what Obama's -- the -- nation there's just no jobs out there.
-- series said the Fed said the academy tell me why a city -- and I think it's a very much like -- and we are college that we're about to graduate from college and we are looking for jobs and unfortunately the way the economy as we can't find jobs.
Secondly the economy is penny he had burden on our pockets and unfortunately that means that we don't have the money that we need.
-- I'd be able to get married to be able to support ourselves and unfortunately the way the economy is going were all screeners.
Do -- jobs lined up.
I'm working I'm working thank you daddy look does -- pensive about this discussion.
I had mentioned the -- -- social issues that are more important this election than any.
Fiscal these jobs things I don't think that the president and -- it's going to create jobs for me social issue but top.
Interest for any of you ahead of economy.
-- -- -- with a little bit much.
Whether the president can create jobs.
Although I do believe that the president should Foster an environment for jobs be created now whether he creates -- I don't think we should as conservatives.
I don't think most of us would look to the government to create jobs in and of itself.
As far as for me I would think the less government intervention.
The better the economy is going to -- anyway so I would agree with that but it is arguably was suppressed -- Foster -- -- Growth and to create an environment in which businesses feel confident enough to fill out and invest capital.
I just out of new -- and curious.
When you go to vote this next election what what's your attention mostly now on -- -- on the economy is not jobs -- -- but.
National security but just about.
Well I'm a journalism major but I'm also just getting going into the State Department so for me and foreign policy and international relations is -- -- key issues.
Also I'm gonna be going out into the work world.
When I graduate when this person takes over the next president.
So -- the job and the economy aerosystems she's I'm looking at.
My thought -- you add in but -- -- matters most to this election.
-- hands now on the question economy non.
You know you read the papers and you see that yet the economy is showing signs of growth with unemployment still high and we're not as I get -- two I guess put my feet into the professional -- what I wanna know that I have a job and if this next president.
Can I can assure me of that through their policies it.
Best that's the -- I think the election should be gone.
A Casio what matters most you voting this next time absolutely -- no doubt about it no doubt about it let's second.
Education OK let me get a first -- housing economy doing.
-- it's not doing -- But I think.
It has -- not do well for us to change it and so I don't just see it as a crappy situation I see it -- opportunity.
I see it as.
Americans more Morgan -- -- upset.
The -- Less tolerant of the suffering that their experience.
And I think that is absolutely necessary if we want to change anything because.
Kind of that is not good enough we need things to -- really bad for people would as we've seen with -- protest.
In the streets and put their bodies on the -- Brandon -- we thought I was in the coming -- it's important -- Euro and a focus on something else in terms of -- that's not -- that the companies have the most important thing I -- the economy is even better we noticed -- -- down eight point 6% -- from 9% this month so we see we're seeing a decline in unemployment in the country in taking a compliment -- the fact that a lot people have been discouraged never left -- employment would feel what they believe you know the number -- automatically -- -- although there has you know.
That that's -- -- proved it was just -- to kind of the the pressure needs of our our accountability -- -- -- -- we account was going -- the country.
-- the country's -- the most currently issue and day's political spectrum.
Million unless it was important.
Issue for you in the voting this time.
I don't blame the biggest issue for me is how can name and his stance I'm -- Angeles.
-- The economy the budget and that we're facing and how high can once because this is a sampling something a big factor in how many.
Julia I'm social issues in some years have been important in terms of the ranking of importance for voted.
With you economic issues or social issues -- to -- what types of fearless.
It's jobs in the economy -- the time my goodness I think that's where people are hurting the most that's what -- -- -- -- officials.
-- -- Well I'm looking very jaded you had a strong record on the economy as well that progressive.
Record for social issues.
Finish your question have there ever some of the academy.
And one of the main issues it was -- of Mother's Day.
I very rarely hear anywhere discussing right now national security how does it work for you we're not sure that a -- is -- different situation in Iraq or Afghanistan -- -- four years ago.
Are -- going back eight years ago is that issue just like.
Among your friends and colleagues -- just like an issue that's just not high and then sort of -- the talent right now in importance.
National security and terrorism things like that you know I was -- high on the agenda.
But honestly I'm an ending that's hitting the -- is right now is jobs in his mind is the economy that's what people feel when you -- that in your pocket.
That would mean you -- -- -- your car field -- I think that's what matters people the most right now -- C.
Not unemployment rate stays the same.
-- worse we'll any of you who currently intend to vote for President Obama and change my vote bad for the public Canon.
This show that no matter what and that what didn't unemployment number does here -- for Obama's.
And I'd like to explain why and I think if the unemployment number of words -- rise again.
I think I would have no problem blaming.
The Republican congress for.
Not passing the American Jobs -- not even looking at the American Jobs -- the president is doing something on the issue of the economy and I couldn't -- the Republicans are putting politics over country right now.