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Newsflash: Bloom Off Rose
Posted By Malcolm A. Kline On September 3, 2010 @ 10:06 am In Faculty Lounge | No Comments
As college students prepare to enter a threadbare workforce, some are learning what outsiders have long suspected: Their professors were wrong. “The college vote is up for grabs this year — to an extent that would have seemed unlikely two years ago, when a generation of young people seemed to swoon over Barack Obama ,” Kirk Johnson  reports in The New York Times. “Though many students are liberals on social issues, the economic reality of a weak job market has taken a toll on their loyalties: far fewer 18- to 29-year-olds now  identify themselves as Democrats compared with 2008.”
“Is the recession , which is hitting young people very hard, doing lasting or permanent damage to what looked like a good Democratic advantage with this age group?” Scott Keeter, of the Pew Research Center  told Johnson. “The jury is still out.”
I dunno. “Juries” recently delivered pretty clear-cut verdicts in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia.
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 far fewer 18- to 29-year-olds now: http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1497/democrats-edge-among-millennials-slips
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