Poll Shows Romney-Ryan Ticket Making Huge Gains Among Young Voters as Paul Ryan Continues Ohio University Swing

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!

Romney vs Obama: Mitt on Top in Latest Zogby Poll


ROMNEY CLEANS OBAMA’S CLOCK — 44% to 38%

Romney vs Obama

Obama’s Job approval is freefalling:

“President Barack Obama’s job approval rating has dropped to the lowest point of his Presidency at 39%, and in potential match-ups with Republicans in 2012, he trails Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Newt Gingrich and is just one point ahead of Sarah Palin.”

How well does Mitt Romney do among Independents in a hypothetical match up against Obama?

“Among independents, match-ups between Obama and Republicans Romney, Gingrich, Palin and Bush are very close. Versus all of these hypothetical opponents except Bloomberg, Obama draws between 36% and 39% of independents. He beats Bloomberg among independents, 26%-12%, but 49% of independents would choose neither. Obama beats Trump with independents, 36%-29%.”

Mitt Romney also performs well among Republicans in a hypothetical match against Obama.

“Among Republicans, Gingrich leads with 79%, followed by Romney 77% and Palin 72%.  One-half of Republicans would choose Trump over Obama, but 43% want neither. Bloomberg would get only 19% of Republicans, with 74% not wanting either the New York City mayor or Obama.”

The reason why Mitt Romney is will be a formidable opponent for Republicans in the primaries and for Obama in the general election in 2012 is that he appeals to more than just his base.  Not only do Republicans like Romney but Independents do too.

Go Mitt 2012!!

~ Jared A.