Poll: Obama’s support among young voters continues to drop

Posted by: ST on December 16, 2013 at 10:42 am
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Young people couldn’t get enough of candidate Obama in 2008. Now? Not so much …
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The Hill reports that support among millennials for Obama continues to take a nosedive:

President Obama’s support among young voters has fallen to 45 percent, according to a new USA Today/Pew Research Center Poll.

Forty-five percent of young Americans – aged 18 to 29 – said they approved of Obama’s job performance, compared with 46 percent who disapproved.

Forty-one percent in the USA Today/Pew poll approved of the president’s signature healthcare law, while 54 percent disapproved. Those results mirror those of the general population.

The poll surveyed 2001 adults, including 229 young Americans, between December 3rd and 8th. It has an 8-percentage-point margin of error.

Earlier this month, a poll from Harvard University’s Institute of Politics found that young voters were turning against Obama and his signature healthcare law.

Obama’s approval rating plunged to 41 percent with voters aged 18-29 in that poll, down from 52 percent the last time Harvard polled the group. While 56 percent in the poll said they backed Obama last year, just 46 percent said they would do so again.

Clueless liberals in denial of reality look at this and say, “Who cares? Obama can’t run for re-election in 2016,” but, as usual, they miss the point. Dissatisfaction among key voting blocs with the President could potentially have a big impact on Congressional races and others on down the ticket, whether whoever the President is at the time runs the next time around or not.  But approval for Congress is also at an all time low, so the November elections will most likely show who voters are ultimately more dissatisfied with: President Obama and Harry Reid’s Senate Democrats or John Boehner’s Congressional Republicans.

As always, stay tuned ….

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  1. It’s Churchill’s famous quip (conservative when young, no heart / liberal when mature, no brain) in action. Usually, a particular generation needs to start families and invest in property to start the transition. These millenials can’t do that because the economy brought to them by their 2008 hero sucks – and now they are being told to spend more on stuff they know they don’t need. Talk about the school of hard knocks.

  2. Chris in NC says:

    I’m not a clueless liberal in denial. I’ll say it. Doesn’t matter. They’ll get all excited for Hilary before 2016 and forget all about Obama. They’ll pull the lever for all the D’s on the ticket. It’s what they do.

  3. Where are all those smart a*s remarks liberals used to use on Republican Presidents? Let’s apply one used on Nixon to Obhammud and see how the shoe fits:

    “Would you buy a used war from this man?”

    Nice.