Obama’s Youth Support Slips

    People celebrate in front of the White House in Washington on November 7, 2012. Obama was re-elected late Tuesday, making history when he won a second term in the White House and defeated his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, networks projected.AFP PHOTO/Mladen ANTONOV        (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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    He’s probably not complaining. The youth support that helped make President Obama victorious in 2008 seems to have slipped this time around, according to exit polls from Tuesday night’s election. The president still maintained a comfortable 22-point lead nationally among 18- to 29-year-olds. He took 59 percent of the demographic compared with 37 percent for Mitt Romney. But in 2008, Obama took 66 percent of the demo compared with the 32 percent who supported John McCain. But youth support was up for Obama in key swing states, like Ohio, where he won the demographic by 29 points compared with just 25 points in 2008.

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