Young Voters Impact Polls

By: Erica Proffer Email
By: Erica Proffer Email

Two-thirds of the younger Americans voted for Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama.

That’s according to some Associated Press exit polls.

Edison Media Research and Mitofsky international conducted the exit polls for Associated Press.

The survey showed voters younger than 30 make up about 17 percent of the electorate.

"I really just wanted to make a difference. It was our first time to elect a black president. I just want to make a difference for a change," says Shondra Reynolds, voter.

"It's my responsibility as an American to go vote," says Emily Trammell, voter.

"This is my first year voting. So, it was very exciting to vote on this and put my voice in on which it will be," says Joanna Hernandez, Voter.

Many of the youth News 4 spoke with said it wasn't all about who they voted for as it was just the ability to get their opinions heard.

"We are so excited," says Taknocca Harris, voter.

"We are still on cloud nine," says Tosha White, voter.

"Because we're the next leaders of this country, the young people should get out and vote," says Harris.

"I feel like a lot of the young people didn't do a lot of their research as well as they should have. They didn't really think of how it would effect them," says

"I'm really glad that young people turned out in large quantities to vote, but I think it reflects more of the state of the United States and how they may need to change," says Glen Strickland, voter.

The exit polls also showed support for Obama steadily decreased as the age of the voters who were questioned increased.

The Associated Press reports a little over half of voters older than 65 supported McCain.

The survey results were based on a random sample of nearly 18,000 voters nationwide.

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  • by Glenn Location: Dothan, AL on Nov 5, 2008 at 03:18 PM
    The next generation has spoken. We so called "baby boomers" can pack it up and go home. Let's face it, we have made a mess of America, the world, and race relations. Now, I believe, there is hope for the next generation and the world. The fight will not be as difficult to fight; The race will not be as difficult to run. We truly will become the "United" States of America, in my lifetime, there's no going back (perish the thought). Young folks you have made me proud!!
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