For the first time since he began his presidential campaign, Republican Mitt Romney has the support of more than 40 percent of America’s youth vote, a new JZ Analytics poll reveals.

In the survey of likely voters conducted after the presumptive Republican nominee selected Paul Ryan as his running mate, President Barack Obama received less than a majority of the vote — 49 percent — among respondents ages 19 to 29, while Romney got 41 percent.

“This is the first time I am seeing Romney’s numbers this high among 18-to-29-year-olds,” John Zogby, JZ Analytics managing director, told the Washington Times.“This could be trouble for Obama, who needs every young voter he can get.”

In 2008, Obama received an overwhelming 66 percent of the youth vote, the highest percentage for a Democrat in three decades
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