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Obama Loses Millennials

- December 4, 2013

MILLENNIALS ARE THROWING IN THE TOWEL ON OBAMA'S SIGNATURE LEGISLATIVE ACHIEVEMENT

"The Nation's Youth, A Group That Twice Rallied Behind President Barack Obama At The Ballot Box, Is Failing To Support His Signature Domestic Achievement." (John McCormick, "Youth Break With President On Obamacare Support In Poll," Bloomberg, 12/4/13)

  • 57 Percent Of Millennials Disapprove Of ObamaCare And 40 Percent Say "It Will Worsen Their Quality Of Care" With A Majority "Believing It Will Drive Up Costs." "According to the poll, 57 percent of Millennials disapprove of Obamacare, with 40 percent saying it will worsen their quality of care and a majority believing it will drive up costs. Only 18 percent say Obamacare will improve their care. Among 18-to-29 year olds currently without health insurance, less than one-third say they're likely to enroll in the Obamacare exchanges." (Ron Fournier, "Millennials Abandon Obama And Obamacare," National Journal, 12/4/13)
  • "Almost Half In That Age Group, The So-Called Millennials, Say They're Unlikely To Enroll In Insurance Through A Government Exchange, Even If Eligible." "In a finding perhaps more troubling for the White House, almost half in that age group, the so-called millennials, say they're unlikely to enroll in insurance through a government exchange, even if eligible" (John McCormick, "Youth Break With President On Obamacare Support In Poll," Bloomberg, 12/4/13)

A New Harvard University Institute Of Politics Survey Of Millennials Shows "Young Americans Are Turning Against Barack Obama And ObamaCare." "Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according to a new survey of Millennials, people between the ages of 18 and 29 who are vital to the fortunes of the president and his signature health-care law. The most startling finding of Harvard University's Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25 - the youngest Millennials - would favor throwing Obama out of office." (Ron Fournier, "Millennials Abandon Obama And Obamacare," National Journal, 12/4/13)

  • Politico Headline: "Poll: Millennials Disillusioned With President Obama" (Emily Schultheis, "Poll: Millennials Disillusioned With President Obama," Politico, 12/4/13)
  • National Journal Headline: "Millennials Abandon Obama And Obamacare" (Ron Fournier, "Millennials Abandon Obama And Obamacare," National Journal, 12/4/13)
  • Chicago Sun-Times Headline: "Youths Turned Off On Obamacare: New Harvard Institute Of Politics Poll" (Lynn Sweet, "Youths Turned Off On Obamacare: New Harvard Institute Of Politics Poll," Chicago Sun-Times , 12/4/13)
  • Reuter s' Headline: "Most Youth Unhappy With Obama's Job Performance: Poll " (Richard Valdmanis, "Most Youth Unhappy With Obama's Job Performance: Poll," Reuters , 12/4/13)
  • Bloomberg Headline: "Youth Break With President On Obamacare Support In Poll" (John McCormick, "Youth Break With President On Obamacare Support In Poll," Bloomberg, 12/4/13)

OBAMA'S POLLING WOES WITH MILLENNIALS EXTEND BEYOND OBAMACARE

The Harvard Poll Shows That America's Young People "Are Disillusioned With Obama's Tenure" And Disapprove Of His Handling Of The Country's Major Issues. "The wide-ranging poll of 18- to 29-year-olds, released Wednesday morning by Harvard's Institute of Politics, found that America's young people are disillusioned with Obama's tenure in office and disapprove of his handling of the country's major issues." (Emily Schultheis, "Poll: Millennials Disillusioned With President Obama," Politico, 12/4/13)

  • "Young People Helped Elect President Obama In 2008 And 2012, But They're Giving Him Low Marks Now." (Emily Schultheis, "Poll: Millennials Disillusioned With President Obama," Politico, 12/4/13)
  • "While 55 Percent Said They Voted For Obama In 2012, Only 46 Percent Said They Would Do So Again." (Ron Fournier, "Millennials Abandon Obama And Obamacare," National Journal, 12/4/13)
  • "Fifty-Four Percent Of Those Surveyed Disapprove Of Obama's Job Performance, Compared With 41 Percent Who Approve." "Fifty-four percent of those surveyed disapprove of Obama's job performance, compared with 41 percent who approve. Those numbers are an 11-point drop from Harvard's survey in spring 2013, and almost the opposite of its fall 2009 poll, when 58 percent of young people approved and 39 percent disapproved." (Emily Schultheis, "Poll: Millennials Disillusioned With President Obama," Politico, 12/4/13)
  • "Sixty-One Percent Of Those Surveyed Disapprove Of The President's Handling Of The Economy, Compared With 33 Percent Who Approve." "Obama's poor grades extend beyond the issue of Obamacare. Sixty-one percent of those surveyed disapprove of the president's handling of the economy, compared with 33 percent who approve. (Emily Schultheis, "Poll: Millennials Disillusioned With President Obama," Politico, 12/4/13)
  • "He Gets Similar Marks Across The Board: 60 Percent Disapprove Of His Handling Of Syria, 56 Percent Disapprove Of His Handling Of Iran And 66 Percent Disapprove On The Issue Of The Federal Budget." (Emily Schulteis, "Millennials Disillusioned With Obama," Politico, 12/4/13)

ABC News/The Washington Post Poll: Among Young Adults, Obama's Job Approval Rating Has Dropped 23 Points, "His Steepest Loss In Any Group." "At the same time, there's also one core support group in which Obama is hurting - young adults, a group he won by an historic margin in 2008, and strongly again in 2012. The president's overall approval rating has lost 23 points among adults age 18 to 29 since January, his steepest loss in any group." (Gary Langer, "Botched ACA Rollout Hammers Obama; Job Disapproval Reaches A Career High," ABC News, 11/19/13)

51 Percent Of Young Adults Say Obama Isn't A Good Manager, While 44 Percent Say He Is A Good Manager. ( ABC News/The Washington Post Poll, 1006 A, MoE 3.5%, 11/14-17/13)

56 Percent Of Young Adults Disapprove Of Obama's Handling Of The Economy, While 42 Percent Approve. ( ABC News/The Washington Post Poll, 1006 A, MoE 3.5%, 11/14-17/13)

IT'S NO SURPRISE YOUNG AMERICANS HAVE TURNED THEIR BACKS ON OBAMA - HIS POLICIES HAVE FAILED THEM

Since Obama Came Into Office, The Unemployment Rate For 16 To 19 Year Olds Has Increased From 20.7 Percent To 22.2 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 12/4/13)

The Last Time The Country Saw Youth Unemployment This High Before Obama Was In August of 1983. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 12/4/13)

Since Obama Took Office, 16 To 24 Year Olds Have Lost 197,000 Jobs. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 12/4/13)

Since Obama Took Office, The Unemployment Rate For 16 To 24 Year Olds Has Not Once Dropped Below 15 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 12/4/13)

Since Obama Took Office, The Labor Force Participation Rate For 20 To 24 Year Olds Has Decreased From 73.3 Percent To 70.6 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 12/4/13)

Since Obama Took Office, The Unemployment Rate For 20 To 24 Year Olds Has Not Dropped Below 12.5 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 12/4/13)


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