Hiram College professor Jason Johnson was featured for a story on WKSU about young voters and the 2012 election. Johnson also discussed the findings of the recent “Listening to Young Voters” poll released by the Garfield Institute of Public Leadership.
The June measurements show the majority – 57 percent — of voters age 18-29 say President Obama has met or exceeded their expectations.
In 2008, President Obama beat John McCain by 33 percentage points among young voters. The latest Hiram poll shows he has a 13 point lead over likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Jason Johnson is a political science professor at Hiram who’s working on the year-long study of young voters:
“Yes, his lead among young voters has dropped, but realistically speaking, he was not going to keep a 33-point lead amongst young voters and this hasn’t been so much an issue of Mitt Romney gaining ground as much as it is Obama losing ground compared to his own success in 2008,” Johnson says.
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