Young voters may be less this year at the polls

Young voters may be less this year at the polls

POSTED: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 5:45pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 5:49pm

The number of young adults heading to the polls for the 2012 presidential election might be less than in 2008 according to a survey by Georgetown University.

The majority of 18 to 24 year olds voted for Barack Obama over john McCain. But now, researchers claim Obama is only leading his republican rivals by 7 percent among young voters.

And researchers say many young voters are concerned about the unemployment rate and education.

The majority of 18 to 24 year olds also favor personal, social choices like same-sex marriage and abortion.

If you're between these ages, we want to know if you're planning on voting, and if not, why. Post your comments to the NBC33 Facebook page.
 

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