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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Popular Progressive: UI poll shows support for Obama by registered young voters, if they vote

Excerpted from this post at Popular Progressive

In the national poll of 796 voters conducted Oct. 5-18, registered
voters 35 or younger favored Obama over John McCain by a 26-point
margin -- much more substantial than his five-point lead with voters
age 36-54 and nine-point lead among those 55-70. McCain led by five
points with voters 70 and over. Eighty-four percent of the younger
voters said they are absolutely certain they will vote. While that
percentage is high, it's still lower than the older age groups, in
which 86 to 90 percent said they would definitely vote. "Clearly,
younger voters overwhelmingly support Obama. If they show up in record
numbers, they will decidedly tip the scale toward an Obama victory,"
said Hawkeye Poll Director David Redlawsk, associate professor of
political science in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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