The First Timers

Posted: October 22, 2008 in 2008 Elections, Barack Obama, John McCain
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George Stephanopoulos points out this interesting finding from the latest ABC/Washington Post poll:

But four years ago, first time voters backed Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., over President George W. Bush 53 to 46 percent — a 7 points advantage for the Democratic nominee. In 2008 first time voters favor Obama over McCain 73 – 26 — a  whopping 47 percentage point lead.

This will be a key demographic to watch out for on Election Night as the polls come in, especially if it comes down to the wire at the end in a few key swing states like Colorado or Missouri.


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