Poll: Obama Leading McCain 2-1 Among Young Voters

McCain's Daughter, Governor's Son Explain Why

A new poll says Sen. Barack Obama is outpacing his opponent Sen. John McCain by more than 2 to 1 among young voters.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll released Oct. 21 showed Obama leads McCain 68 percent to 29 percent among likely voters ages 18-29 years old.

"He's older, much older," said Meghan McCain, daughter of John McCain.

Meghan McCain stopped by the 7News studios Wednesday to discuss her blog, the McCainBlogette, her new book and the youth vote.

McCain, 24, said she believed Obama's appeal to young voters is purely a superficial one and urged her generation to look deeper.

"I think young voters should pay attention to what they're really voting for...it's not just an image. I know that Obama is sort of a phenomena," said McCain.

McCain jumped on the campaign trail a year ago in an effort to endear her father to younger voters. She voted Democrat in 2004 opting to vote for John Kerry over President George W. Bush. She said she was young then and is now more involved in the issues.

Her blog offers commentary from the road, candid pictures and playlists.

"It's a way to show my life and my dad in a different way," said McCain.

But the polls seem to suggest the blog hasn't done the trick.

Colorado Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter's son, said there is a reason for that.

"You just listen to the two talk. Barack Obama talks about how he's going to bring the United States into the 21st century. I think that plays pretty well with us. We like that whole idea of moving forward," said Ritter. "I think John McCain in the past talked a lot about the past. We really just don't care about that."

Ritter said he is really proud of his peers on the Colorado State campus. He said they have registered 10,000 students to vote.

Ritter said a lot of that has to do with Obama.

While the two may differ on who is best suited for office, they both agree the youth vote counts this year. They said they are just glad to see their generation care and hope they will care enough to go to the polls.

"I really feel like we're gonna come out in big numbers," said Ritter.

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