Rallying the youth vote
Obama, Romney target young voters
- Duration 7:08
- Date Apr 29, 2012
Obama, Romney target young voters
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Going after America's youngest voters President Obama trying to -- captured Generation Y.
by pushing to extend lower interest rates for student loans.
Republican Mitt Romney's campaign -- time saying a Romney White House will create more jobs for all you college grads but our America's youth paying attention.
Check out this -- from Georgetown University shall -- in 200858.
Point 5% of colonials.
Were registered to vote 48%.
April 2012 let's fast forward 61% of colonials are registered to vote just 46%.
Expects to vote but that.
Is a negligible difference from a -- Let's bring in our gas Kevin -- as a nationally syndicated radio host and author of no he can't how Barack Obama is dismantling hope and change.
And Dick -- -- and chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party joins me gentlemen thank you very much always great to see you both here and Kevin let me ask you first now.
For those who aren't aware college age millennial voters are key this election OK and so -- women's fashion that.
Millennial prioritize jobs they support measures to address economic inequality.
And they show evidence of racial divisions the question is will Mullen heels be voting according to this poll.
Not so much.
Probably not any more than they did in recent election cycles being -- for President Obama and by extension.
Governor Romney is really not so much will colonials come out in greater force than I have in the past but who they will be supporting.
And for President Obama -- the mountain to climb here is exceedingly high.
-- a seventy point margin not percent.
But margin over John McCain in this age group and he has to replicate that in order to.
Feel confident about how he's gonna do with our group in this election cycle Julie that's almost a guarantee that that's not gonna happen.
Yet but it it unfortunately it doesn't seem that the youth there is -- optic is they -- four years ago would you agree.
Now would not think there's amp up at this point is they were four years ago it is that distinction between Romney and President Obama become more star.
I think it's going to demonstrate that Mitt Romney is you know old enough to -- -- grandfather and acts like it he has -- firmly.
They embedded in the twentieth century while Barack Obama is moving for the 21 and this resonate culturally.
With the -- with this age group.
And I believe that just as it did in no way is gonna resonate again and I -- -- gonna turn out in vast numbers.
That they understand that Obama is the future and Romney is the -- well if -- If what Dick is saying Julie is that the future means that fewer college age graduates get to go to a gain full employment job situation on the -- -- -- If what -- means is that by the future.
Present Obama will be -- some of the most important issues related to memorials for instance they are very calls -- -- they're very concerned about sex trafficking around the world.
All efforts to.
To fight that battle if they're talking about the future going backwards in making backwards progress if that's what Dick is referring to then that's who they will support they will support.
President Obama but I think that because jobs leave the data.
-- liberals are gonna look for a another option what they currently have.
Look -- I mean at the fact remains that the unemployment numbers are are abysmal but but.
But more and importantly are all these college students at how all these college loans that they have to pay -- aren't even getting into jobs.
-- getting considering their college degrees and they're actually having to.
Underemployed themselves by taking jobs that they could have taken regardless of whether they had a college education or not and he is a not a problem in do you think the very Romney will.
His campaign will have have a say in in that when he tries to appeal to more college grads saying that if he becomes president that he will get them jobs is not what everybody wants.
Well I think that the that this generation this is stupid in the Republican Mitt Romney think they think they are.
Remember now the reason they don't have jobs because the economic policies of George.
W bush and what Mitt Romney is advocating is going back to those same policies as we've had 22 months economic growth and -- coming out of the.
See here's some -- -- President Bush to blame for all of those college grads that had been in college for the last four years since.
Waste -- I'm we don't know President Bush was in office and now they can't get work.
Well it's three years you don't get out of the ditch that he put took eight years form to get a -- It out in three years although we're coming out economic growth contrary to what all Republicans are hoping economic growth is is increasing.
-- more people being employed he -- out the would have the right direction now I understand I understand the doom and gloom.
The Republicans want to spew out there.
So that people think things are worse than they are and we can't get better but Mitt Romney just more the -- -- George W it's a third term for George W.
Julie they can't have it both ways they can't say the economy's getting better and that it's just like it was -- three years ago before their man took control look at some point.
New policies were implemented in that started in January 2009 and -- that point.
None of the goals the President Obama said he would achieve in his first term.
Have been met especially on the unemployment in the -- economic factors and Dick -- know you guys like to -- -- so many private sector jobs have been.
Created since President Obama is come to power but the truth is if you look at the numbers and if we had the same size workforce as we did in 2009.
Our unemployment rate would actually be 12%.
Not eight and a half percent when one out of ten people can't find work that president deserves to be replaced.
Are now Kevin I want you to react to this poll because this doesn't look good for -- -- right now Obama holds about a seven point lead over a generic got Republican candidate all right so that doesn't necessarily mean it's -- just over Republican with nearly.
Half 48% of young millennial voters saying that they would prefer Obama when the 2012 election.
I also have to mention only 34% of voters who prefer Republican candidates say Mitt Romney is the force first choice to be the GOP Romney a nominee so I mean.
But I go back to what I said at the beginning with us and I Romney's chances what -- you but at the beginning of this -- segment I said that -- the Obama has to score.
Seven out of ten millennial votes to replicate his performance in 2008 he -- he got 70% margin over John McCain in that age group.
That poll shows that Romney already has thirty more points.
Three out of ten more voters on his side as just -- a just a generic candidate.
Already Obama is in massive trouble Dick I'm gonna give -- -- final word here.
Well I mean I think you know you can look at these polls in April and may and project was gonna happen in November I don't know that anybody believe that's true what I do know -- this.
That meant that Karl Rove put out a poll Karl -- the prince of darkness the Republican.
-- of all hacks and he says states like South Carolina are toss ups because of Mitt Romney.
They're conservatives are buying Romney and the middle road folks are buying Romney -- this may be the worst dolphins since McGovern and Nixon 72.
Well I would say just the opposite thoughts are usually because if you've got independence not really registering and polls and you've got a dead even race.
Eight out of ten are gonna choose other than what they have.
-- have to leave it there Kevin McCullough thank you -- the herculean thank you gentlemen.