Obama's support among Millennials has dropped to 41 percent, down 11 points in a year, according to Harvard's study of 2,089 Americans ages 18 to 29 conducted Oct. 30 through Nov. 11. Younger MILs ages 18-24 are more critical than older MILs.
When asked if they would want to recall various elected officials, 45 percent of millennials said they would oust their member of Congress; 52 percent replied "all members of Congress" should go; and 47 percent said they would recall Obama. The recall-Obama figure was even higher among the youngest millennials, ages 18 to 24, at 52 percent.This age group offers little support to Obamacare, the health care law that depends on youthful exuberance and financial support to succeed.
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. [snip]Fournier adds that the "results conform with a story I did this summer with the help of the Institute of Politics (The Outsiders: How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate It?), arguing that while Millennials are deeply committed to public service they don't see government as an efficient way to improve their lives or their communities."
In addition to health care, domestic spying is an issue that puts Obama on the wrong side of the rising generation. While split on whether Edward Snowden is a "patriot" or a "traitor" for revealing Obama's surveillance programs, strong majorities of 18-to-29-year-olds oppose the government collecting information from social networks, Web-browsing histories, email, GPS locations, telephone calls, and text messages.
The full Harvard study is here.