Young Americans for Romney
As crowds gather at Miami University (Ryan’s Alma Mater) in Oxford, Ohio for a Victory event today with Paul Ryan, the campaign announces that America’s next Vice President will attend another rally at an Ohio university tomorrow.
The announcement comes as a new poll is showing Romney making big gains among young voters:
For the first time since he began running for president, Republican Mitt Romney has the support of over 40 percent of America’s youth vote, a troubling sign for President Obama who built his 2008 victory with the overwhelming support of younger, idealistic voters.
Pollster John Zogby of JZ Analytics told Secrets Tuesday that Romney received 41 percent in his weekend poll of 1,117 likely voters, for the first time crossing the 40 percent mark. What’s more, he said that Romney is the only Republican of those who competed in the primaries to score so high among 18-29 year olds.
“This is the first time I am seeing Romney’s numbers this high among 18-29 year olds,” said Zogby. “This could be trouble for Obama who needs every young voter he can get.”
With 50% of recent grad either unemployed or underemployed, it’s no surprise that younger voters are ditching Obama for someone who actually has a plan to create jobs for the next generation.
Tomorrow’s rally will take place at at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. The event begins at 9:30AM EDT — get more info and tickets to the event here.
PS: Rick Santorum is also in Ohio today stumping for the Romney-Ryan ticket. Thanks, Rick!