Poll: Young voter support for President Obama declines
According to a poll conducted by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, 41 percent of adults ages 18 to 29 approve of President Obama’s job performance.
The rating is the lowest-ever among the group, and an 11 point drop from April.
Fifty-seven percent of those surveyed said they disapprove of Obamacare, compared with 38 percent who said they approve. A majority of respondents also said they disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy, Syria, Iran and the budget deficit.
The results reflect a similar downward trend among the public at large. Recent polls ranging from Gallup to CNN show Obama’s approval rating hovering around 40 percent, while disapproval of the health care law is in the mid-to-high 50s.
The survey captured opinions from 2,089 adults online, and was conducted just a few weeks after the government shutdown ended. 55 percent of respondents said they voted for Obama in the last election, while 33 percent said they voted for Romney. 13 percent said they would vote for someone else if the election were held again.
According to data from the Pew Research Center, 66 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds voted for Obama in 2008 and 60 percent re-elected him in 2012. The poll’s margin of error was plus or minus 2.1 percentage points.
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