President Obama Losing Young People

December 4, 2013 | Karin

President Barack Obama won the youth vote in both of his presidential elections and young voters have been one of his most loyal constituencies. A new poll released by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics suggests that this loyalty is waning. The poll found that only 41% of 18-29 year-olds approved of his performance as president—the lowest approval rating IOP polling has reported since the beginning of his presidency—and that 47% would recall Obama. Also, a majority of 18-29 year-olds disapprove of the Affordable Care Act.

Read more of the findings here.

Why do you think the President’s strength among 18-29 year-olds is weakening?

Latest News

Feminist Fail: Senators Ignore Two Women

This week, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Nomani wrote a New York Times op-ed calling out female Senate Democrats for completely ignoring them while testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In the full committee hearing on, “Ideology and Terror: Understanding the Tools, Tactics, and Techniques of Violent Extremism,”...

Read more

UPDATE: Kellyanne Conway Will Speak At 9:30AM

Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, will now be speaking on Friday, June 23, at 9:30am at The Heritage Foundation. The updated schedule is as follows: 2017 National Conference Agenda Thursday, June 22 2:30pm: Registration at The Heritage Foundation 3pm: Welcome and Let’s Talk Feminism: How Opportunity Feminism Is The Wave of the Future by Karin...

Read more

Get the latest gear from the NeW store!

Shop Now