NSA Surveillance Fears Give Republicans A Great In With Young Americans

And then you get your updated Obamacare bill. And realize, you are now Obama’s debt slave!!!

Americans born after 1980 voted by some 25% margin for President Obama over Mitt Romney…

Young people are more Democratic and pro-Obama – but they’re even more pro-liberty.

Senator Rand Paul is likely to find that, as for his father Ron Paul, a strong libertarian platform is popular with young voters. Photograph: Ron Sachs/Corbis

Senator Rand Paul is likely to find that, as for his father Ron Paul, a strong libertarian platform is popular with young voters.

The GOP should seize this chance.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that the Republican party has a problem with the millennial generation. Americans born after 1980 voted by some 25pt for President Obama over Mitt Romney, while the rest of the electorate narrowly supported the Republican candidate. It’s my view that Republicans can do little to attract most Millennials – but privacy may be the exception.

Our Guardian poll conducted by Public Policy Polling indicated that Democrats were more supportive of President Obama’s position on the National Security Agency (NSA) leaks than other parts of the electorate:

• 58% of Democrats were OK with the government collecting data on internet or phone data, compared with 44% of voters overall

• By a 4pt margin, Democrats were more fearful of putting national security at risk than of infringing civil liberties. That compares with a 22pt margin going the other way among the overall sample

• Only 28% of Democrats said that the information learned made them less likely to support President Obama against 48% of the electorate overall

These results aren’t too surprising given that a political base usually support its leader. That’s why you saw far more Democrats supporting Obama’s actions on collection and access of phone and internet records than for a somewhat similar policy under President Bush, while Republicans were far more receptive of the policies under Bush than under Obama…..

Read more at guardian.co.uk …

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