Team Romney to young adults: Want to be forced to move back in with your parents after college? Vote for Barack ObamaBy
Saddled with thousands of dollars of student loans and facing one of the worst economies in decades, recent college graduates are being forced to move back home at an alarming rate. According to a report released by the Pew Research Center this past March, the number of young adults living with their parents is the highest it’s been since the 1950s.
Oddly enough, polls continue to show that young adults support President Obama, though not as enthusiastically as they did in 2008. The Obama campaign knows this and has tried to bolster its credibility among young voters by promising them affordable student loans and highlighting the fact that they can stay on their parent’s insurance until they turn 26. But those efforts may be in vain. As recently as August, a CNN poll indicated that support for the president among 18-29 year-olds was down to 56%, a full 10 points less than the 66% he won in 2008.
Advanced statistics suggest it’s unlikely the youth vote will have the same impact it did in 2008, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an important voting bloc. In a race bound to be decided by the slimmest of margins, each and every vote counts. And to that end, the Romney campaign released the following image. It’s a powerful reminder that President Obama’s policies haven’t helped young adults as effectively as he said they would.