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Friday, October 31, 2008

Will Young Voters Turn Out For Obama?

Young Americans love Barack Obama. Voters between the ages of 18 and 29 favor him over John McCain by whopping margins -- 59 percent to 38 percent, according to the Oct. 19 aggregate from Gallup.

His campaign offices teem with bright young staffers and volunteers. His face adorns t-shirts, tote bags and dorm room walls. The Internet has been overrun with tributes. If it were up to young people, Obama would have been elected by acclamation long ago.

All of that is rather good news for the Democrats. Young voters are notoriously unreliable in elections, but there are so many of them that they matter anyway. Only half of voters under 30 turned out in 2004, and that added up to 21 million votes. If they pull most of their weight this time, McCain will find himself in a hopeless position. Read more>

Paintballers pose in support of Obama at the national forest in Missoula, Mont.
Photo courtesy of USNews/Daniel P. Dauterive

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