Harvard poll: Millennial meltdown for Obama

posted at 10:41 am on December 4, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Maybe millenials finally started paying attention to the bills due from ObamaCare, or perhaps they’ve just had enough sales pitches to last them a lifetime. According to a new poll of more than 2,000 adults conducted by Harvard, young voters have turned against Obama, and NSA surveillance might have been the catalyst:

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.

The survey, part of a unique 13-year study of the attitudes of young adults, finds that America’s rising generation is worried about its future, disillusioned with the U.S. political system, strongly opposed to the government’s domestic surveillance apparatus, and drifting away from both major parties. It blows a gaping hole in the belief among many Democrats that Obama’s two elections signaled a durable grip on the youth vote.

Indeed, Millennials are not so hot on their president.

Obama’s approval rating among young Americans is just 41 percent, down 11 points from a year ago, and now tracking with all adults. While 55 percent said they voted for Obama in 2012, only 46 percent said they would do so again.

National Journal’s Ron Fournier breaks down the numbers, but the embedded graphic tells the whole story.  The red bars indicating opposition dominate all the way down among voters 18-29 years of age, which had been the Democrats’ core for activists and enthusiasm. Obama scores badly across the board on issues, from the economy that’s not producing jobs for younger voters (33/61) to the federal budget deficit that they’ll have to own later (28/66).

The biggest issue right now, though, is ObamaCare, which ended up as law in large part due to the efforts of this demographic. It matters little whether pollsters call it the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare, as the disapproval of it is almost identical either way (39/56 and 38/57, respectively).  On health care policy, Obama gets a disastrous 34/61 approval on an issue that Democrats have owned for decades, especially among this demographic. Sticking them with huge premium bills in order to subsidize middle-aged and wealthier Americans will do that to a politician, especially when only 18% expect the law to improve their own care.

Two months ago, Democrats were crowing about the 2014 midterms after the government shutdown, with polls showing nearly double-digit leads.  Now, Democrats who routinely have double-digit leads in this demographic find their party-affiliation edge cut to six points among 18-24 year olds. Overall in the under-30 demographic, their lead has been cut to nine points, 33/24.

This is not just a momentary disaster for Barack Obama, but a generational disaster for Democrats.  It also raises a big question in the midterms: where will Democrats get their volunteers and activists? It also raises an even bigger question for ObamaCare, as these millenials aren’t going to rush into the economic vise of the exchanges. And that will only get worse as the mandate rolls forward.


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Adolf and Goebbels grin from their graves.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Isn’t it funny when you vote for something, and then you get it, and then you don’t really like it?

oldroy on December 4, 2013 at 10:43 AM

WHYouth!!!

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Better Youth wake up than remain Utopianized.

The two parties have ruined them and the land.

DO NOT COMPLY with obama’care’. YOU are being ruined!!!

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Pay your bill, you voted for it!

hillsoftx on December 4, 2013 at 10:45 AM

oops!

dirtseller on December 4, 2013 at 10:45 AM

1. Snowden

2. Syria

3. obama’care’

The Idiobama unfolding in front of your very eyes.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 10:46 AM

young voters have turned against Obama, and NSA surveillance might have been the catalyst:

Damn shame that they didn’t wise up before the NSA scandal broke. There were so many reasons before that why young people should be angry at the thin-skinned rat-eared liar. Starting with, of course, the way he has squandered away their economic opportunity, chance of employment, and quality of life.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 10:46 AM

“You mean, like, I should have paid attention? Dude, it’s like, so hard.”

dirtseller on December 4, 2013 at 10:46 AM

He’s just not that cool any more. I wonder how many of these youngsters told their elders “a thing or two” and that obozo was different. Thinking they knew better than everyone else, they fell for some of the lamest political theater. Seriously, if you’ve ever chanted “Yes We Can!” you should probably start thinking about the people you need to apologize to for calling them Racist or whatever crap you were spewing in support of the biggest disaster in American history.

Flange on December 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

It also raises an even bigger question for ObamaCare, as these millenials aren’t going to rush into the economic vise of the exchanges. And that will only get worse as the mandate rolls forward.

May all the ins. companies, medical device companies and the doctors who stood with obama go directly to Hell, with no exceptions.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

That’s trouble for Queen Hillary. It’s big trouble if she is up against Rand Paul.

Punchenko on December 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

I’m sorry, is he running for re-election, again. A$$hole is already in there. These polls are meaningless.

msupertas on December 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Actions have consequences.

Youth is fleeting.

Stupidity is NOT.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Reality has a way of slapping you upside the head till your teeth rattle.

Naturally Curly on December 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM

May they get what they voted for. Good and hard.

Cicero43 on December 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM

No worries, they’ll be rooting for Hillary soon enough….just to say they voted for a woman

Why they’d want another 4 years with a democrat at the helm is beyond me

cmsinaz on December 4, 2013 at 10:49 AM

To the under-25 millenials who, by majority, favor tossing 0gabe out of office:

Good morning! I’m glad you finally woke up, sleepy-head.
No, it’s not a dream. This sh!t is for real.
Now, what are you going to do?

freedomfirst on December 4, 2013 at 10:51 AM

No worries, they’ll be rooting for Hillary soon enough….just to say they voted for a woman

Why they’d want another 4 years with a democrat at the helm is beyond me

cmsinaz on December 4, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Dems are going to run Chris Christie. Bank on it.

And BTW, if the GOP were smart they would put Susana Martinez on the ticket along with Ted Cruz. The only downside of the ticket is they are both from the same geographic region but that’s a minor thing.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM

No worries, they’ll be rooting for Hillary soon enough….just to say they voted for a woman

Why they’d want another 4 years with a democrat at the helm is beyond me

cmsinaz on December 4, 2013 at 10:49 AM

The one hope I cling to with Hillary is that she’s never been considered hip or cool the way Obama was leading up to 2008. In fact quite the opposite.

Doughboy on December 4, 2013 at 10:55 AM

No worries, they’ll be rooting for Hillary soon enough….just to say they voted for a woman

Why they’d want another 4 years with a democrat at the helm is beyond me

cmsinaz on December 4, 2013 at 10:49 AM

She’s not a woman, she’s a scumhag, with lots of blood on her hands, like obama.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 10:56 AM

These polls are meaningless.

msupertas on December 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

I thought so too until the Democrats won two presidential elections running against John McBush and Mitt Bushney.

Punchenko on December 4, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Pay your bill, you voted for it!

hillsoftx on December 4, 2013 at 10:45 AM

+ 1000

celtic warrior on December 4, 2013 at 10:57 AM

That’s trouble for Queen Hillary. It’s big trouble if she is up against Rand Paul.

Punchenko on December 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

I’m curious to see what tactic they will take, and just how far the Clintons will go to distance themselves from this train wreck of a prevaricating president…

JohnGalt23 on December 4, 2013 at 10:57 AM

At the end of the conversation — which touched on a myriad of topics, from piracy to Iran — Obama revealed what’s at the top of his bucket list post-White House: “At least I know what I want to do when I retire … host ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 list,” Obama quipped as he turned to Disney’s Robert Iger, whose empire includes ESPN.

J_Crater on December 4, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Man, I hope Obama gives another speech soon with nameless human props so he can turn this around.

NotCoach on December 4, 2013 at 10:58 AM

You maybe right HN..I like a Cruz/ Martinez ticket:)

Doughboy the lsm will make sure she’s cool for them

Schadenfreude, I hear ya

cmsinaz on December 4, 2013 at 10:59 AM

That’s trouble for Queen Hillary. It’s big trouble if she is up against Rand Paul.

Punchenko on December 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

ObamaCare is already sinking her in polling. Is there nothing this wonderful law can’t do?

NotCoach on December 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

May all the ins. companies, medical device companies and the doctors who stood with obama go directly to Hell, with no exceptions.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

With all respect, I don’ t think the medical device companies were at the table when this monstrosity was cooked up. Remember, they got stuck with the tax because they did not have their lobbyists in place.

esr1951 on December 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

“At least I know what I want to do when I retire … host ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 list,” Obama quipped as he turned to Disney’s Robert Iger, whose empire includes ESPN.

J_Crater on December 4, 2013 at 10:58 AM

So he and the teleprompter won’t have to split up.

Flange on December 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Unfortunately, I’m so pessimistic at this point that I still think they, and most other Americans, would vote for him for a third term. I feel like I’m drowning in a world of idiots. No matter how badly this guy screws them over they keep voting for him.

WhatSlushfund on December 4, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Dems will scream and shout how a Martinez/Cruz ticket is a pander by conservatives to women and hispanics. They will push “authentic” candidates like Shrillary or Bill Richardson.

freedomfirst on December 4, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Dems are going to run Chris Christie. Bank on it.

And BTW, if the GOP were smart they would put Susana Martinez on the ticket along with Ted Cruz. The only downside of the ticket is they are both from the same geographic region but that’s a minor thing.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM

I agree with the first part of your post,but please don’t fall in love with Senora Matinez. You will be sorely disappointed.

celtic warrior on December 4, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Too late. They don’t have to care now. Why do you think “immigration reform” will be the next thing crammed down our throats..because “Most Americans are calling for it”?

Mimzey on December 4, 2013 at 11:03 AM

“White House will highlight a different Obamacare benefit
every day until 12/23 deadline to sign up.”

X-mas, ‘merica, circa 2013 – Adolfobama is in your life.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:05 AM

The GOP needs to listen to this too. While a lot are poking fun at the libertarian bent of Rand, the younger voter is listening.

Libertarianism = “plastics” circa The Graduate.

Tater Salad on December 4, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Suppose it’s better late than never. Maybe you can fix STUPID!

GarandFan on December 4, 2013 at 11:07 AM

ObamaCare is already sinking her in polling. Is there nothing this wonderful law can’t do?

NotCoach on December 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Yup, provide actual healthcare.

msupertas on December 4, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Betcha they all LOVE Elizabeth “Fauxahontas” Warren – so don’t get too excited…

djl130 on December 4, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Amerika’s new leisure class.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Dems will scream and shout how a Martinez/Cruz ticket is a pander by conservatives to women and hispanics. They will push “authentic” candidates like Shrillary or Bill Richardson.

freedomfirst on December 4, 2013 at 11:01 AM

I’m telling you, Christie is going to be the Dem nominee. He’ll declare that he can’t stay in the GOP because of extremists like Cruz. The Dems will run him as a moderate able to work across party lines (just like Obama!).

For me whatever chance there was that I would support Christie ended when he tied on a bib and slobbered all over Obama on that NJ beach. Giving the bastard that endorsement on the eve of the election was just about as reprehsible as you can get.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:09 AM

It’s the young single woman vote that most worries me. Their unbelievable willingness to be lead around by their labia and by whatever straw-dogs and boogymen the Democrats push in front of them is appalling.

CaptFlood on December 4, 2013 at 11:09 AM

It smells like fundamental transformation in here.

tdarrington on December 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

“White House will highlight a different Obamacare benefit
every day until 12/23 deadline to sign up.”

X-mas, ‘merica, circa 2013 – Adolfobama is in your life.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Do we know yet what the “parasite of the day” is, or do we have to wait for the daily message from dear leader?

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

“President Obama” is the reason the voting age should be raised… probably to 25 or so…

Khun Joe on December 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

“It also raises a big question in the midterms: where will Democrats get their volunteers and activists?”

Short-term? Via Promise of Comprehensive Amnesty.

Long-term? Via Actual Comprehensive Amnesty.

And the Stupid Party (TM) leadership et al. are trying desperately to help that out without really looking like they’re helping that out.

AnonymousDrivel on December 4, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Msdnc has a youngin just excited about obamacare…. this youth summit is going to be awesome!

What a bunch of crapola

cmsinaz on December 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM

You maybe right HN..I like a Cruz/ Martinez ticket:)

Doughboy the lsm will make sure she’s cool for them

Schadenfreude, I hear ya

cmsinaz on December 4, 2013 at 10:59 AM

That’s an impossible task. Hillary cannot be made to seem cool. She’ll be a 69 year-old candidate who looks awful, sounds even worse, and whose biggest claim to fame is that her husband would rather get it on with the likes of Monica Lewinsky and Paula Jones(pre-surgery) than her. The only time the words “Hillary Clinton” and “hip” should be mentioned in the same sentence is when discussing whether she needs hers replaced.

Doughboy on December 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM

F

or me whatever chance there was that I would support Christie ended when he tied on a bib and slobbered all over Obama on that NJ beach. Giving the bastard that endorsement on the eve of the election was just about as reprehsible as you can get.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:09 AM

That is absolutely unsubstantiated. I watched as well and can assure you there was no bib involved…

CaptFlood on December 4, 2013 at 11:14 AM

May all the ins. companies, medical device companies and the doctors who stood with obama go directly to Hell, with no exceptions.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM

It wasn’t the doctors who stood behind this bill. It was the AMA. The AMA is a left wing lobbying group that represents only about 10% of doctors but markets itself as “THE” doctor organization. Kind of like AARP.

tdarrington on December 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

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

…what does that tell you…about the Politburo Press?…if you’ve lost Harvard…you are lap dancing…on something big…that hurts!

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Listen mommy, every time you hear a bell ring, a person loses their health insurance.

Rovin on December 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

It smells like fundamental transformation in here.

tdarrington on December 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

That’s all of the digestive bacteria and enzymes doing their work.

oldroy on December 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

They voted for Obama because of social issues and because the Hollywood media said it was the cool thing to do. They’ll vote for the next dem for the same reasons.

kcewa on December 4, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Good thing the GOP leadership is focused on Amnesty… just in time to save the Dems.

/

mankai on December 4, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Do you think they finally get it that the part of the law that requires people to buy health insurance was aimed squarely at them?

dirtseller on December 4, 2013 at 11:17 AM

The GOP should take advantage of this opportunity and target this group with new & fresh leadership from the likes of Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsay Graham & John Cornyn.

portlandon on December 4, 2013 at 11:17 AM

“President Obama” is the reason the voting age should be raised… probably to 25 or so…

Khun Joe on December 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Voting should be restricted to tax payers.

tdarrington on December 4, 2013 at 11:18 AM

That’s an impossible task. Hillary cannot be made to seem cool. She’ll be a 69 year-old candidate who looks awful, sounds even worse, and whose biggest claim to fame is that her husband would rather get it on with the likes of Monica Lewinsky and Paula Jones(pre-surgery) than her. The only time the words “Hillary Clinton” and “hip” should be mentioned in the same sentence is when discussing whether she needs hers replaced.

Doughboy on December 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM

This is absolutely not true! Hillary Clinton’s biggest claim to fame is killing off an Ambassador and three others at Benghazi and then lying her ass off about the facts for the next two weeks.

But, again, it doesn’t matter. Chris Christie is going to be the Dems’ nominee. Maybe paired up with Elizabeth Warren or another “Republican” like John Huntsman.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:18 AM

It wasn’t the doctors who stood behind this bill. It was the AMA. The AMA is a left wing lobbying group that represents only about 10% of doctors but markets itself as “THE” doctor organization. Kind of like AARP.

tdarrington on December 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

I know all this. I meant the few doctors who were not fakes in white coats, handed out from the WH for the Adolfean pictures. There were some doctors who stood with obama, as the next Surgeon General from India, for example. They may all go to Hell, pronto.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:18 AM

+1 Rovin

cmsinaz on December 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Voting should be restricted to tax payers.

tdarrington on December 4, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Voting shoud be restricted to those who pay more in taxes than they take out of the system. EIC parasites shouldn’t have a say either even though they technically “pay” taxes.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Do you think they finally get it that the part of the law that requires people to buy health insurance was aimed squarely at them?

dirtseller on December 4, 2013 at 11:17 AM

And there is no such thing as free healthcare.

tdarrington on December 4, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Good thing the GOP leadership is focused on Amnesty… just in time to save the Dems.

/

mankai on December 4, 2013 at 11:17 AM

You’d almost start thinking that it’s being done on purpose….

ElectricPhase on December 4, 2013 at 11:21 AM

For me whatever chance there was that I would support Christie ended when he tied on a bib and slobbered all over Obama on that NJ beach. Giving the bastard that endorsement on the eve of the election was just about as reprehsible as you can get.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:09 AM

The fat bastard lost me a long time ago, with gun control. The Boys Gone Wild video on the Jersey Shore just underscored the contempt I have for him.

TXUS on December 4, 2013 at 11:22 AM

OT – the long national melodrama may be over, at least this one.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Seriously, if you’ve ever chanted “Yes We Can!” you should probably start thinking about the people you need to apologize to

And you should don a hair shirt if you ever held both arms over your head in the shape of a big letter O.

DrStock on December 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM

“You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time. But you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”

A. Lincoln

Yeah, but you just have to fool enough of them on Election Day.

Me.

Don’t get your hopes up. Millenials are the free lunch generation. They are disenchanted with Obama not because of his policies but because they have discovered that they are Obamacare’s “other people” from which the money comes. When Hillary or Elizabeth Warren comes along and promises them free healthcare (single payer) they will jump on the bandwagon again.

jerryofva on December 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM

That is absolutely unsubstantiated. I watched as well and can assure you there was no bib involved…

CaptFlood on December 4, 2013 at 11:14 AM

I know he wasn’t wearing a bib but I couldn’t very well say what he was doing that would require a bib!

Seriously though, is there anybody among conservatives that doesn’t believe that was an endorsement switch?

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:25 AM

This is not just a momentary disaster for Barack Obama, but a generational disaster for Democrats.

Of course young people should be skeptical of the President and of the U.S. political system. What’s also missing from this poll is that young people are profoundly skeptical of capitalism and the free market. Their critical of American imperialism and their critical of the efficacy of the criminal justice system. Millenials aren’t ready for a new Reagan revolution, they are ready for Elizabeth Warren. Be happy about this all you want, but the failure of the financial market and the bailout of the banks has driven a whole generation to the left.

libfreeordie on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

And you should don a hair shirt if you ever held both arms over your head in the shape of a big letter O.

DrStock on December 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Has any other American President had his own salute, logo, and flag?

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

This is absolutely not true! Hillary Clinton’s biggest claim to fame is killing off an Ambassador and three others at Benghazi and then lying her ass off about the facts for the next two weeks.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:18 AM

That’s the most significant moment of her political career, but I was referring to what most Americans know her for. And that’s being the former First Lady whose husband was constantly screwing around with fat and/or ugly women.

Doughboy on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

If you’ve lost the… Oh never mind – there’s nobody left to lose.

Tsar of Earth on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

tdarrington on December 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Yep, and you can throw in the ABA, which too is a left wing whorehouse which claims to represent all of us lawyers when, in reality, it speaks on behalf of a small minority comprised of liberal trial lawyers and other shysters.

TXUS on December 4, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Be happy about this all you want, but the failure of the financial market and the bailout of the banks has driven a whole generation to the left.

libfreeordie on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Yeah the millenials, who can tell you all about the various bastard children of the Kardashians and their professional athlete baby daddies, really vote based on bank bailouts.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Next step for the youts: get Mom to stop voting against their interests.

forest on December 4, 2013 at 11:31 AM

That’s the most significant moment of her political career, but I was referring to what most Americans know her for. And that’s being the former First Lady whose husband was constantly screwing around with fat and/or ugly women.

Doughboy on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

You forget her dodging bullets in Bosnia.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I enjoy watching this train wreck happen. Sometimes lessons are best taught by real life experiences. All the words in the world don’t matter until you spy on their cell phones and hit their wallets….awww shucks _[kicks can]

Rndguy on December 4, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Voting shoud be restricted to those who pay more in taxes than they take out of the system. EIC parasites shouldn’t have a say either even though they technically “pay” taxes.
Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM

How about only those who pay PROPERTY taxes, (and maybe Veterans)?

There were those among our Founding Fathers who thought that only land owners should be enfranchised.

LegendHasIt on December 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Do you think they finally get it that the part of the law that requires people to buy health insurance was aimed squarely at them?

dirtseller on December 4, 2013 at 11:17 AM

I’d like to believe they’re “finally getting it”, but the indoctrination process is ingrained in their “brains full of mush” as Rush calls them. If the GOP seriously reaches out to the low information voters, with constant ads like this, there may be hope in this next election cycle. Thin hope, but hope none the less.

Rovin on December 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

For me whatever chance there was that I would support Christie ended when he tied on a bib and slobbered all over Obama on that NJ beach. Giving the bastard that endorsement on the eve of the election was just about as reprehsible as you can get.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:09 AM

He now claims that never happened and all they did was shake hands.

Johnnyreb on December 4, 2013 at 11:36 AM

If you click through to the actual poll results at the Harvard IOP website, you see there is a gaping divide between the 18-24 year olds and the 25-29 year olds. The 25-29 year olds are still drinking the Koolaid. They came of age during the Iraq War. That war will sully our politics for a generation. The 18-24 year olds are coming of age under Obamunism. He may sully our politics for a generation as well.

Ted Torgerson on December 4, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Be happy about this all you want, but the failure of the financial market and the bailout of the banks has driven a whole generation to the left.

libfreeordie on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Yet these twerps want a bail-out for their student loans and didn’t give a crap about the bailout of the auto-industry.

sentinelrules on December 4, 2013 at 11:38 AM

They voted for Obama because of social issues and because the Hollywood media said it was the cool thing to do. They’ll vote for the next dem for the same reasons.

kcewa on December 4, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Don’t get your hopes up. Millenials are the free lunch generation. They are disenchanted with Obama not because of his policies but because they have discovered that they are Obamacare’s “other people” from which the money comes. When Hillary or Elizabeth Warren comes along and promises them free healthcare (single payer) they will jump on the bandwagon again.

jerryofva on December 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Exactly. I’ll believe it when I actually see the millenials put their money where their mouths are and actively support and vote for whomever is opposing Hillary, Crazy Lizzy Warren, et. al.

PatriotGal2257 on December 4, 2013 at 11:38 AM

What does he care? He got his second term.

rrpjr on December 4, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Harvard poll: Millennial meltdown for Obama

That’s o.k……he’s going to start “Twerking” for
the Holidays…that’ll get em back!

ToddPA on December 4, 2013 at 11:39 AM

libfreeordie on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

The fallacies of OWS and CRA, and now ACA—all socialist wealth distribution policies are coming to fruition as reality sets in that it hits/includes the multitude of the middle class.

The liberal progressive idea of “equality” is relative to this insanity.

Rovin on December 4, 2013 at 11:40 AM

young voters have turned against Obama, and NSA surveillance might have been the catalyst:

Keep voting for leftist democrats and you will see far worse, you college idiots. Unfortunately you all have the attention span of a flea on acid, so by the time the elections roll around….

Sterling Holobyte on December 4, 2013 at 11:41 AM

There is always a batch of recently brain washed High School grads coming up to manipulate with “cool”.

I hope some one, somewhere, can figure out how to teach them to think, rather than react.

petunia on December 4, 2013 at 11:43 AM

they are ready for Elizabeth Warren. Be happy about this all you want, but the failure of the financial market and the bailout of the banks has driven a whole generation to the left.

libfreeordie on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Why? What does Elizabeth Warren and the left have to offer them?

questionmark on December 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Millenials aren’t ready for a new Reagan revolution, they are ready for Elizabeth Warren

ha…haha…hahaHA…HAAHAAA…HAHAHAHAHA….BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA

Bishop on December 4, 2013 at 11:46 AM

but the failure of the financial market and the bailout of the banks has driven a whole generation to the left.

libfreeordie on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Saw all of my 17-25 year old nieces/nephews over Thanksgiving and they just couldn’t stop talking about bank bailouts and financial markets. /

forest on December 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

He now claims that never happened and all they did was shake hands.

Johnnyreb on December 4, 2013 at 11:36 AM

He’s a politician with an image problem. He talks about shaking hands when he first met Obama. That is true but that was at the airport, not the beach where the endorsement actually took place.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Of course young people should be skeptical of the President and of the U.S. political system. What’s also missing from this poll is that young people are profoundly skeptical of capitalism and the free market. Their critical of American imperialism and their critical of the efficacy of the criminal justice system. Millenials aren’t ready for a new Reagan revolution, they are ready for Elizabeth Warren. Be happy about this all you want, but the failure of the financial market and the bailout of the banks has driven a whole generation to the left.

libfreeordie on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

I can’t believe a *perfesser* doesn’t know the difference between ‘there’, ‘they’re’, and ‘their’.

slickwillie2001 on December 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

How about only those who pay PROPERTY taxes, (and maybe Veterans)?

There were those among our Founding Fathers who thought that only land owners should be enfranchised.

LegendHasIt on December 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Whatever gets us to the point where only net contributors to society have a say in its governance. Not losers who are thrilled about their Obamacare. Not criminals who loot Louisiana Wal-marts when the system can’t keep track of their welfare payments. Exclude everybody who only take from their neighbors.

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Millenials aren’t ready for a new Reagan revolution, they are ready for Elizabeth Warren. Be happy about this all you want, but the failure of the financial market and the bailout of the banks has driven a whole generation to the left.

libfreeordie on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

didn’t know…you do CRACK too!…who is bailing out the banks lap dancer?

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

I can’t believe a *perfesser* doesn’t know the difference between ‘there’, ‘they’re’, and ‘their’.

slickwillie2001 on December 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

I can’t believe I’m the only one that thought of this troll when the below story broke.

A Minnesota college’s administration issued a formal reprimand to a female black professor last month accusing her of creating a “hostile learning environment” for white male students, Campus Reform recently learned.

Three white male students filed a racial harassment discrimination complaint against the professor claiming a discussion on structural racism in her Introduction to Mass Communication class made them feel uncomfortable.

“It was inappropriate for you to single out white male students in class,” states the letter from Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) Vice President of Academic Affairs Lois Bollman, according to an article in The Raw Story.

“Your actions in [targeting] select students based on their race and gender caused them embarrassment and created a hostile learning environment,” it continues. “For that reason, I have determined that a reprimand is warranted.”

The professor, Shannon Gibney, said she was talking about structural racism when one white male student got upset and asked “Why do we have to talk about this in every class?” and another asked “It’s like people are trying to say that white men are always the villains, the bad guys. Why do we have to say this?”

Happy Nomad on December 4, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Of course young people should be skeptical of the President and of the U.S. political system. What’s also missing from this poll is that young people are profoundly skeptical of capitalism and the free market. Their critical of American imperialism and their critical of the efficacy of the criminal justice system. Millenials aren’t ready for a new Reagan revolution, they are ready for Elizabeth Warren. Be happy about this all you want, but the failure of the financial market and the bailout of the banks has driven a whole generation to the left.

libfreeordie on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

They are pining for some of that good old fashioned Founding Father communitarianism, right?

Here’s a simple question for you. Which of the founding fathers did not subscribe to the communitarian ethos Calhoun deploys to rationalize slavery? *sets sundial*

libfreeordie on August 21, 2013 at 9:30 AM

None. They weren’t nascent Commies like John C. Calhoun, and full blown Commies like you. Don’t you think you need to provide some proof for such a ridiculous smear there Mr. Calhoun? You’re a history perfesser, right?

NotCoach on August 21, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Oh dear God….hold on, give me 10 minutes.

libfreeordie on August 21, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Yeah, Elizabeth Warren is who the young people are waiting for. I’ll say this much for you; you’re sometimes entertaining. The pontifications of a hardcore Marxist can be laugh inducing.

NotCoach on December 4, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Suppose it’s better late than never. Maybe you can fix STUPID!

GarandFan on December 4, 2013 at 11:07 AM

This. Especially for young adults under 25.

Look, if someone is a stupid liberal (redundant, I know) well into adulthood, there’s no excuse. Bet let’s set out the welcome mat for these youngsters, shall we? They’re skittish yet.

Grace_is_sufficient on December 4, 2013 at 12:00 PM

but the failure of the financial market and the bailout of the banks has driven a whole generation to the left.

libfreeordie on December 4, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Saw all of my 17-25 year old nieces/nephews over Thanksgiving and they just couldn’t stop talking about bank bailouts and financial markets. /

forest on December 4, 2013 at 11:50 AM

And how ObamaCare is the shining path lighting the way towards dismantling capitalism./

NotCoach on December 4, 2013 at 12:01 PM

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