Analysis Fix

Young Voters Shrug Off Michigan Primary


Photo: Romney campaign
Mitt Romney, campaigning in Michigan


Monica Blaze
Michigan — With vicious advertisements already in place, and a current tight
race, it will be a bitter fight for Republicans Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in
today’s Michigan primary.
is fighting to avoid an embarrassing home state loss, but Santorum’s efforts against
him may be surprisingly stronger.  
such an interesting race that includes one of Michigan’s own, it’s a shame that
more young voters here aren’t following the election.
sampling a few peers, it was obvious that the excitement of voting for the
first time hasn’t reached our younger generation yet. Asked about the Michigan
primary, the most common response among young people was simply, “I don’t
follow politics.”
a follow up question, most youth said they were content with President Barack Obama’s
role in office.
the hype of an election will hit young voters in time for November’s presidential
election, though if their response to the primary is any indication, it doesn’t
look promising.
has home state advantages over Santorum for the Michigan primary, but votes may
be skewed if there is a lack of voters.