Thursday, February 21, 2008

Young voters and the President's race

The Daily Tar Heel had a good story today about how high turnout from young people will be the key if Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton is able to win the state this fall.

Our poll this week showed McCain leading three out of four age groups against either of them. But with the 18-29 demographic Obama leads 59-30 and Clinton leads 55-35.

That's an indication the news from the state Board of Elections about thousands of new registrants this year already is a good sign for Democrats.

It's not going to be good enough to get all the students at UNC-Chapel Hill registered this year. Young retail workers in Cabarrus County and folks working construction in Brunswick County need to sign up and turn out too.

If enough of them do, we could be in for a big surprise this fall.

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