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• The Democratic Party is nowviewed favorably by 56% of voters under 30, that’s the same as it was inthe January survey.• It should be noted that 50% of independents view the Democratic Party favorably.• The Republican Party is now viewed favorably by 42% of young voters, that’s down 3 points sinceJanuary.• It should be noted that 33% of independents view the Republican Party favorably.• President Obama leads Mitt Romney by 13 points among registered voters surveyed (and by 14 pointsamong likely voters). While Obama is doing better among young voters than he is among voters nationally(an average of nationwide surveys now give Obama a 1-2 point lead), his advantage over Romney is muchsmaller than his Election Day performance in 2008, when he defeated John McCain by 33% among votersunder 30.• This data provides strong evidence that Obama has important work to do to shore up hissupport among younger voters––this is especially true among white voters under 30, aconstituency Obama now loses by 6 points.• A majority of voters surveyed, 57%, say Obama has met or exceeded their expectations as Presidentwhile 38% say he’s fallen below expectations.
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