Ky. college activists debate presidential race as poll shows younger voters moving to Obama

04/24/2012 05:28 PM

A new poll from the Harvard Institute of Politics shows that President Barack Obama is picking back up support from the youngest voters who had moved away from him just four months ago.

Out of more than 3,000 respondents ages 18 to 29, 43 percent said they’d choose Obama in November compared to 26 percent for presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Obama fared 6 points better in this poll, taken between March 23 and April 9, than a similar survey from late November and early December.

Obama fares better among 25-to-29 year olds — a 23 point lead over Romney — than he does with the youngest group of 18-to-24 year olds, who favor Obama by 12 points.

On “Pure Politics” Tuesday, Centre College sophomore Jordan Shewmaker, who is president of the Kentucky College Democrats, and University of Kentucky junior T.J. Morrison of the UK College Republicans discussed the presidential race, including the issues they want to hear the candidates talk about.

Jordan starts the video interview by talking about why he believes younger voters are gravitating back toward Obama:


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