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So what are young voters looking to hear from governor Mitt Romney tonight and how much to -- that matter -- he officially accepts the nomination -- outlook ahead with Paul Conway.
Former chief of staff for the Department of Labor and president of generation.
Opportunity up Paul good to see -- -- Quick thoughts on Paul Ryan what he accomplished last night.
Sure -- -- was able to do is yours it will speak to millennial directly on two issues that are top concern one is that.
It's your job creation and unemployment and the second one.
Is -- you have so many people to have college degrees right now that are not working close to 50%.
Of college -- right now are either unemployed or underemployed major issue for them okay.
And the reason I I cut through and how much does this matter in the interest to you don't -- should have -- Romney tonight.
Most of the people saw the statistic dot and it is extraordinary high -- a percentage basis most of the people who watch these conventions are relatively old 55.
And now and over that's just the -- this is the way it is and and maybe young people check -- part out clips online of whatever the case may -- But.
What how much does the message that Romney and Ryan are tailoring towards -- -- young people even matter at a convention like this.
It matters a great deal because the convention serves as -- communications hub.
And -- starting point for very aggressive messaging effort not just on television but also social media and by word of mouth.
In the fact that you're actually addressing the issues that matter to young people.
Is a sign -- respect but there's a huge amount interest for.
What is the choice in November me right now for example we have 76%.
A -- -- -- according to our latest study.
Indicating that they will participate in the presidential election only 38%.
-- that incumbents currently -- present their concerns rising conceded that demographic that actually is looking for solutions for the problems they face every -- And one that again on percentage basis went strongly.
It in -- President Obama 2008 but.
It's not as if Mitt Romney in an election like this where -- fighting over a small amount of undecided voters in a small number of swing states needs to take a huge number away.
From the president to be effective.
How how much of the young vote on on a percentage basis to think it's reasonable but the -- Romney could take this time away from the president.
I think it's significant I'll give you one example in North Carolina alone.
Eighteen to 29 year olds -- basically what delivered that state for President Obama.
141000 votes history now you're talking about as a razor thin margin is the only demographic that he won.
At a four point three million -- -- were cast 141000 decided that.
It's the only demographic again that was in play there you have that playing out many other states Virginia.
Iowa it's a swing demographic they're very engaged in these the folks that are bearing the brunt of the toughest economy.
Highest unemployment since -- were -- for young Americans so -- informed they wanna know what the choices are.
And they're asking folks in the fact that last night these things actually were dressed as -- critically important.
That's one of the things it was -- of the poster line I think about people gonna remember from Paul Ryan C a what Mitt Romney comes up with us tonight not -- -- that demographic but for others to.
There's in the state of Florida for example something maybe we'll talk about a little the letter of the Paul Conway thank you very much thanks for joining us this morning.
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