President Obama Courts Youth Vote

Younger voters like Obama, but lack excitement.
1:39 | 12/26/11

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Okay. -- the foot soldiers for Obama in 2008. Now campaign manager Jim Messina says young voters are his secret weapon in 2012. Some eight million registered voters 1821. Who works over the last time -- cast their first there. -- But real thing. New polls show eighteen to 29 year old prefer Obama over Mitt Romney by more than ten points. Yet most say they haven't given -- presidential election or Obama's reelection series -- They have many things about -- Is there any doubt I would -- -- I'm not as. -- -- it was before. And up into much attention to the business it. Choice right now -- -- an Italian registered. Their enthusiasm. For Obama has has significantly. Declined. The Pew Research Center found young voters hit hard by the recession have been edgy more negative on Obama. 49%. Approve of the president. Only 13% say they've given a lot of thought to the candidates. That's down fifteen points from four years ago. Obama really got more of these voters to vote. 1008 -- he continued. Or is this is this downward enthusiasm. Trend. Going to keep many of them -- a big warning sign for Obama and Democrats. Older voters -- found across the board they are more engaged in the campaign. And leading to the right. Devon -- ABC news Washington.

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