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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Tuesday, February 24, 2004

    Bush losing ground with young people 

    Bush's support among under-30 voters is dropping fast, according to Newsweek's new GENext poll. The poll, released Monday, shows that 47 percent of the 18- to 29-year-old voters polled said they'd vote for someone other than President Bush in the November election. That's up 13 points from last month. In a hypothetical match-up, John Kerry wins the White House, with 56 percent of the young voters saying they'd pick him versus 41 percent for Bush. (John Edwards led Bush 53 percent to 44 percent in the poll.)

    The economy, unemployment and national security ranked as the top issues for the under-30 set, with 25 percent calling the economy the No. 1 issue facing the nation.

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 8:49 AM



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