Survey: Women, youth drift away from Obama

Among all unmarried women, the Democratic advantage has declined from 40 points in 2008 to 28 points in August, said the report. The advantage among white unmarried women has dropped from 20 points to a mere 4 points. In 2010, white unmarried women broke for the GOP by 8 points.

The Democratic advantage among youth was 30 percent in 2008, but has dropped to 16 points in August. Their advantage among white youths was 13 points in 2008, but is now a disadvantage of 5 points, said the report.

The report’s numbers also suggest that these RAE voters may not vote as much as they did in 2008. Only 22 percent of the RAE group is “extremely interested” in the pending election, compared to 32 percent of other people.