Only 27% of Obama Voters Ages 22-28 Plan to Vote for Him in 2012

University grads entered real life and found it distasteful under the reign of Barack Obama.


The Daily Caller (with interesting commentary) via Hot Air:

The scope of this disengagement from Obama is suggested by an informal survey of 500 post-grads by Joe Maddalone, founder of Maddalone Global Strategies. Of his sample, 93 percent are aged between 22 and 28, 67 percent are male and 83 percent voted for Obama in 2008. But only 27 percent are committed to voting for Obama again, and 80 percent said they would consider voting for a Republican, said New York-based Maddalone.

That’s a drop of almost 60 points in support for Obama among this influential class of younger post-grad voters, who Maddalone recruited at conferences held at New York University and Thomson-Reuters’ New York headquarters.

A Memeorandum thread is developing.

  • Younger liberals believe in their own exceptionalism, as their liberal heroes have reminded them time and again as they have tried to ban competitive sports (can’t have a child’s delicate psyche damaged by losing) and ban failing grades. These 20-somethings are dumbfounded that they can’t find a job when Obama’s economy has kept us hovering in the 9-percent unemployment range (the number is much higher, since those who no longer qualify for unemployment benefits are not included in the figures). They thought they were special because they voted for Captain Clueless.

    They’re wising up much earlier than Dems had feared. Sir Winston Churchill once noted, “Show me a young Conservative and I’ll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I’ll show you someone with no brains.”