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Obama Approval Rating Plummets With Millennials

USA Today/Pew Research Center Poll: Based On His Approval Ratings, Obama “Appears To Have Nearly As Much Work To Do With Young People As He Does With Older Americans.” “Millennials have provided invaluable political support to President Obama over the course of his presidency, voting for him by a roughly 2-to-1 margin in his two successful campaigns against Mitt Romney and John McCain. But as Obama tries to climb out of a 2-month-long malaise that saw his popularity sink with the fumbled rollout of the federal health care exchange, the president appears to have nearly as much work to do with young people as he does with older Americans.” (Aamer Madhani And Jim Norman, “USA Today/Pew Poll: Obama Struggles With Millenials,” USA Today, 12/15/13)

  • “Forty-Five Percent Of 18- To 29-Year-Old Americans Say They Approve Of The Way Obama Is Handling His Job; 46% Disapprove Of His Job Performance, According To A Year-End USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll.” (Aamer Madhani And Jim Norman, “USA Today/Pew Poll: Obama Struggles With Millenials,” USA Today, 12/15/13)
     
  • “The President’s Approval Rating With Young Americans — Which Stood At 67% Just Ahead Of His Second Inauguration Less Than A Year Ago — Now Mirrors The General Population, According To The Poll.” (Aamer Madhani And Jim Norman, “USA Today/Pew Poll: Obama Struggles With Millenials,” USA Today, 12/15/13)
     
  • Intensity Has Dropped Among Young Americans Who Approve Of Obama’s Job Performance, With Just 22 Percent Expressing Strong Support Of His Performance, Compared To 41 Percent In January.   “Even among young poll respondents who say they approve of how Obama is handling his job, there has been a drop-off in the intensity of their backing of the president. Twenty-two percent said that they approve strongly of Obama’s performance in the latest poll compared with 41% who said they approved strongly when they were surveyed in January.” (Aamer Madhani And Jim Norman, “USA Today/Pew Poll: Obama Struggles With Millenials,” USA Today, 12/15/13)

“In The USA TODAY/Pew Poll, Just 41% Approve Of His Signature Health Care Policy, While 54% Disapprove.” (Aamer Madhani And Jim Norman, “USA Today/Pew Poll: Obama Struggles With Millenials,” USA Today, 12/15/13)

  • “Key To Making The Affordable Care Act A Success Is Enrolling Plenty Of Young, Healthy People Whose Participation Will Offset Some Higher Risk And Older Uninsured Americans Who Are Expected To Flock To The Exchanges.” (Aamer Madhani And Jim Norman, “USA Today/Pew Poll: Obama Struggles With Millenials,” USA Today, 12/15/13)