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U groups prepare for Obama's campaign

Larry Jacobs discusses the loss of student excitement for 2012 election.

However, Larry Jacobs, professor with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University, said the excitement surrounding Obama's re-election bid is not as strong as in 2008. While Obama has a large advantage over any Republican with students, some have lost enthusiasm over the past three years, he said. Jacobs said Obama's high expectations and a lack of tangible effects in students' lives have caused some to drift back into a state of indifference.

Minnesota Daily
January 24, 2012

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