The Young Vote this November
When it comes to the race for the White House many believe the youth vote could shift the election this November. Video by nbc26.comvideo
GREEN BAY--When it comes to the race for the White House many believe the youth vote could shift the election this November. Over the past two days both Romney and President Obama supporters set their sights on UW Green Bay hoping to get college-aged voters politically motivated.
On the campus of UW Green Bay students are well aware that November is coming. Freshman Eric Kissinger spent the day handing out Romney-Ryan signs and asking his fellow students to sign up in support of the Republican Party.
"In 2008, the younger vote, people say went to President Obama. Now, I believe that demographic may change. All we have to do is present the facts. All we have to do is present the issues," said Kissinger.
President Obama supporters rallied at the university one day earlier as part of the President's Heartland RV tour. When it comes to the election students say there are certain issues that hit close to home.
Crystal Kempton, UWGB senior: "I think health care is super important. I'm a college student. I work as much as I can. I'm going to school full-time, trying to get my life started, and I don't have insurance right now," said UWGB senior, Crystal Kempton.
"Less students are finding jobs now than four years ago, just coming out of college. And that's really tragic," said Kissinger.
Political analyst Michael Kraft says one candidate currently seems to be favored by younger adults.
"The latest polls tell us, both nationwide and in Wisconsin, that Obama has the lead. It's a lead that seems to be widening a bit in the last week or two, and among younger voters, that would be an even greater margin," said Kraft.
But with more than a month until election day experts say anything is possible.