Bitzer on Young Voters' Lagging Enthusiam
September 11, 2012
Catawba College professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer recently commented on the impact of young voters, whose enthusiasm helped propel President Obama's win four years ago. Although a recent poll revealed waning excitement among younger voters following dismal job growth, N.C. Democratic Party leaders and DNC youth delegates maintain a strong, positive outlook.
"When Barack Obama won in 2008, he carried the youth vote 2-1," said Bitzer. "If Romney can eat into that and can make it a 55-45 split, that could swing several key states one way or the other."
The grassroots campaign in university campuses in North Carolina helped Obama win the state by a little over 14,000 votes in 2008, Bitzer said.
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