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Poll Watch: The Latest ABC New Polls

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Poll Watch: The Latest ABC News Polls

Economic Worry Grips Teens, Too; Parental Concern is a Strong Factor

Economic anxiety is more than just a grown-up thing: Nearly six in 10 teenagers are worried that the country's economic problems may hurt their own families ? and as many say their parents already have cut back on things like clothes, gifts or family travel.

Sixty-seven percent of 12- to 17-year-olds in this ABC News poll say their parents seem worried about the economy. Sixty-eight percent have talked with their parents about what it might mean for their families. And 58 percent of teens are themselves worried.

The Flip States

Nine states with 112 electoral votes made the difference for Barack Obama this year ? the flip states John Kerry lost to George W. Bush in 2004, but Obama won. Together, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico and Nevada went to Obama by 52-47 percent, a turnaround from Bush's 53-46 percent four years ago.

The question: What changed?

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