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In 2008, President Obama’s campaign mantras of hope and change resonated strongly with America’s voting youth. He won the presidency with 66% of the 18-to-29-year-old demographic.
Fast forward to 2012, the next generation of college students and young voters are faced with overwhelming student debt and an ominous employment outlook while Obama has been in office.
Although most polls show Obama currently holding a big lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in that demographic, the question remains whether he can pull both an equally high percentage of that vote, and an equal turnout of young voters as well.