College Republicans report: Undecided voters in 2012 found GOP to be 'closed-minded, racist'
The College Republican National Committee has released a report focusing on the 2012 elections, why the GOP lost the youth vote and what they can do to improve.
Their research found that undecided voters during the 2012 election found the GOP to be: “closed-minded, racist, rigid, old-fashioned.”
The analysis is critical of Republican candidates’ offensive statements and lack of outreach to minority voters.
When asked for a word association with their party the College Republicans say, “the responses were brutal: closed-minded, racist, rigid, old-fashioned.”
President Barack Obama won 60 percent of the youth vote during the last election.
Young voters surveyed report the Democratic party was “more in tune” to what they were looking for.
One participant commented: “I think they’re more in tune to what we need right now with student loans, getting a job, fixing the housing market and the environment.”
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