The Free Beacon’s election model, KATE, continues her meta-analysis of the 2014 midterms. Last week, she predicted that President Obama would probably resign before the end of the year. This week, KATE used her unconventional methods to project Democratic turnout on Election Day. You’ll never guess what she found.
It would be great if millennials stopped trying to subvert democracy. Wouldn’t you agree?
Rock the Vote has released a whacky new video featuring a bunch of celebs urging young people to vote in the midterms elections. More specifically, they’re urging young liberal to vote for Democrats, but they’re not allowed to come out and say it because Rock the Vote is technically nonpartisan. And who knows? Maybe gun control and deforestation will turn out to be decisive issues this cycle.
VOX DOT DOM explainer-in-chief Ezra Klein is happy to report the millennial generation, which turned out in droves to elect Barack Obama in 2008, is “losing faith in the presidency.” That’s good news, he says, in the sense that it might inspire more of them to vote for Democrats in the upcoming midterm election.
According to recent poll, young voters’ trust in the institution of the presidency has dropped from 44 percent to 32 percent since 2010. Klein attributes this to Obama’s inability to live up the cult-inducing hype surrounding his historical presidential run in 2008.
This is a positive development, Klein argues, because at some point Millennials have to realize that solving the world’s problems is going to require more than simply “picking the right charismatic leader, going to the most exciting rallies, and marking a ballot.” In other words, hope ≠ change.
First-time voters are less enthusiastic about President Barack Obama than when he first ran in 2008, and a large percentage of them are undecided—a trend that could give the president trouble in his reelection effort.
One of President Obama’s most ardent blocs of supporters in 2008 could sit out in 2012, as young people experience record levels of unemployment and debt.