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WHY DO DEMS/MEDIA TALK ABOUT THE “YOUTH” VOTE AS IF 100% DEM VOTERS?

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EVERY SINGLE pundit on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, etc speak about the expanding “youth” vote as if all those voters are going to vote in a single block for Dem candidates. How can they do that with a straight face? 

 

Polls I have seen more or less suggest that the youth/millennial vote is about 2/3 Dems and the balance GOP. OK, that’s 2:1 but it is not 100% and that never gets mentioned. 

 

Case in point. Saturday MSNBC panel and on-scene reporter was making the case that in Texas, youth voters are up 700% in early voting while more GOP-leaning senior citizen voters are up “only 97%”. Note the use of percentages but not absolute vote counts. Why? They had to have the actual numbers for both this and the prior election for them to make the calculation about change percentage. 

 

Maybe because the youth vote, while up 700%, is only a small number compared to the senior set? 

 

Just for comparison purpose, let’s say the base for your is 1,000 and that number up 7x is 7,000, hence 700%. And if that vote is 66% Dem, that’s 462 incremental votes. 

 

But if the senior vote base is 5,000 and that is up 97%, that’s a 2018 number of 9,850. If the senior vote is split 50/50%, that’s an incremental 4,925 votes, dwarfing the youth vote count. 

 

Of course, this is representative only but it makes the point. 

 

Think that’s why MSNBC used percentages and not absolute numbers?

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They left has groomed them to be mind numb socialists, but there is a problem.

 

They are so cynical and clueless they rarely vote. Most don't even know who their leaders are, or how the government runs.

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If speaking of millennials, I would agree, they want free stuff and the .gov to take care of the.  However, the newer Generation Z seems to be a little more awake at the wheel and has a better understanding.  What my son has been telling me he hears at college (in California no less) is giving me much more hope for more fiscally conservatives and constitutionalists in the future.

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8 mins ago, Surf Hunter said:

If speaking of millennials, I would agree, they want free stuff and the .gov to take care of the.  However, the newer Generation Z seems to be a little more awake at the wheel and has a better understanding.  What my son has been telling me he hears at college (in California no less) is giving me much more hope for more fiscally conservatives and constitutionalists in the future.

Now that the Left has been exposed since losing in 2016, Gen Z is definitely more Conservative than Millennial's; they see who the actual bigots are, they see who's trying to shut down free speech, who's rioting.  I ask our 17 y/o and his friends, this is how most feel from what they've seen.

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1 hour ago, tomkaz said:

EVERY SINGLE pundit on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, etc speak about the expanding “youth” vote as if all those voters are going to vote in a single block for Dem candidates. How can they do that with a straight face? 

 

Polls I have seen more or less suggest that the youth/millennial vote is about 2/3 Dems and the balance GOP. OK, that’s 2:1 but it is not 100% and that never gets mentioned. 

 

Case in point. Saturday MSNBC panel and on-scene reporter was making the case that in Texas, youth voters are up 700% in early voting while more GOP-leaning senior citizen voters are up “only 97%”. Note the use of percentages but not absolute vote counts. Why? They had to have the actual numbers for both this and the prior election for them to make the calculation about change percentage. 

 

Maybe because the youth vote, while up 700%, is only a small number compared to the senior set? 

 

Just for comparison purpose, let’s say the base for your is 1,000 and that number up 7x is 7,000, hence 700%. And if that vote is 66% Dem, that’s 462 incremental votes. 

 

But if the senior vote base is 5,000 and that is up 97%, that’s a 2018 number of 9,850. If the senior vote is split 50/50%, that’s an incremental 4,925 votes, dwarfing the youth vote count. 

 

Of course, this is representative only but it makes the point. 

 

Think that’s why MSNBC used percentages and not absolute numbers?

Good question, radicalized college students make a lot of noise but they are still a minority among students and control even less of the schools.  Maybe that's why the democrats, after pushing through a bill to allow students to vote at their colleges in Florida, tried to limit the voting schools to certain universities. 

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