Report: How GOP lost young voters


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A new postmortem on the November elections from the nation's leading voice for college Republicans offers a searing indictment of the GOP "brand" and the major challenges the party faces in wooing young voters, according to a copy given exclusively to POLITICO.

The College Republican National Committee on Monday will make public a detailed report - the result of extensive polling and focus groups - dissecting what went wrong for Republicans with young voters in the 2012 elections and how the party can improve its showing with that key demographic in the future.

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Titled the "Grand Old Party for a Brand New Generation," the report is sharply critical of the GOP on several fronts. The study slams some Republicans' almost singular focus on downsizing Big Government and cutting taxes; candidates' use of offensive, polarizing rhetoric; and the party's belly-flop efforts at messaging and outreach, even as the report presents a way forward and, at times, strikes an optimistic tone.



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