Majority of 18-24 Year Olds Support Recall of Obama from Office

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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These are bad numbers. Really, really bad.

What is interesting about the Harvard University’s Institute of Politics millennial poll is that it subdivides older millennials (25-29) from younger millenials (18-24). And it’s the latter group that is more predictive and its verdict is wholly negative.

There’s more support among 18-24 year olds for recalling Obama from office, than for recalling their member of Congress or even all members of Congress– at a time when Congressional approval ratings have hit record lows.

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.

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.

Republican and Democratic leaders should find little solace in the results. The survey said that 33 percent of young Americans consider themselves Democrats and 24 percent identify with the GOP. The largest and growing segment is among independents, 41 percent of the total.

Young blacks say they are much less likely to vote in the 2014 midterm election than they were in November 2009, signaling a worrisome level of engagement among a key Democratic constituency.

The Obama Revolution is over.

 

  • DogmaelJones1

    Yes, the Obama Revolution sailed into power on the winds of “change,” “promise,” and “hope.” Now that the “change” has been for the worse, “promises” have been
    broken, and “hopes” have been dashed by lies and counter-lies and plain old incompetence, the Obama Revolution has become stuck in the windless Sargasso Sea of electoral indifference and hostility.

    • Novus Ordo

      When Bush left as president, the economy was contracting at a rate of 8%. Now it is growing at a rate of 4%.

      • CitizenScribe

        False. This “economy” of which you speak is a system of fudged numbers. When government spending increases, the economy gets “better” on paper, even as companies close and jobs are lost wholesale.

        Bush never once had unemployment over 6 percent. Big O has never done better than 8 percent, except by fudging the numbers.

        The Big O administration is pathologically dishonest.

        A recall/impeachment would only stop the daily damage dosage, not actually fix anything. A real fix will have to include digging up all the legal and policy landmines and disarming them.

        • Novus Ordo

          When any entitity spends money, that money goes into the economy. It doesn’t matter if it is a consumer, private firm, or government. If a U.S. government agency purchases $1,000 of loam for a park, how does that money disappear in your model of the economy?

  • Bogus Buddy

    It is just like Disco. Everyone thought it was cool when it happened and it quickly became a joke.

    • Habbgun

      The Hustle never really goes out of style.

    • Earlybird

      To further the analogy, toward the end of the disco craze bumper stickers began to emerge saying “Disco Sucks”. Fast forward ten years later I saw a bumper sticker saying “Disco STILL Sucks”. Well, Socialism STILL sucks.

  • kilfincelt

    Gee, it only took millennials 5 years to realize Obama was a problem. Unfortunately, if you look at the survey results, 83% of those who voted for Obama previously would do so again which seems a little odd in light of the percentage of people who now believe that he should be recalled. I would like to see the data used to calculate these figures. Statistics are much like computers: garbage in, garbage out.

    • OnlytheTruth

      it took that long because they are only now getting the bill

    • Earlybird

      42% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
      Wink.

  • ziggy zoggy

    Amazing. Maybe there really is hope and change.

  • Inane Rambler

    Sorry, I don’t buy it.

  • OnlytheTruth

    They were all swept away with his cool and charisma. They got hooked without engaging their brains. Now that they see the bottom line — the reality of their choice, they are starting to re-evaluate. Gotta grow up sometime.

  • worldwatchman

    A step in the right direction. One small step for Americans. Time to take the left down.

  • joepotato

    Hope and Change = Rope-a-dope & Fraud + treachery & treason

  • DinaRehn

    More bad polling news for the National Socialist Left:

    Dems Are the Out-of-Touch Extremists
    Politics: We keep hearing about how the Republican Party is full of radical Tea Party crazies. But our latest IBD/TIPP Poll shows that it’s Democrats who are out of touch with reality and well outside the mainstream.

    The economy is barely moving after four years of Obama’s “recovery,” there are millions who’ve given up looking for work, household incomes are down and poverty is up.

    Not surprisingly, 64% of the public says the country is headed in the wrong direction — 71% of independents say this. But those who identify themselves as Democrats are positively upbeat. Two-thirds, in fact, are perfectly satisfied with the country’s direction.

    And while only 42% of independents, and just 15% of Republicans, think Obama is honest and trustworthy — a perfectly reasonable result given his blatant lies about ObamaCare — 93% of Democrats still believe in him.

    On specific issues, meanwhile, it’s Democrats who are out of the mainstream these days. For example, 61% of the public wants a smaller government with fewer services — among independents, 68% want this — but 59% of Democrats want a bigger government and more services.

    And while 57% of independents and 88% of Republicans want to repeal ObamaCare, only 13% of Democrats want it killed.

    Outside the Democratic Party, in fact, there’s almost no support for a government takeover of the health care system.

    Only 28% of independents and 8% of Republicans say the government can be trusted to run the health care system successfully. Nearly two-thirds of Democrats (64%) put their trust in the government.

    The only reason Obama and his fellow Democrats aren’t constantly tagged as extreme is because the press is so far left that it treats them as reasonable centrists. Meanwhile, by skewing the polls, the increasingly radicalized Democratic Party manages to make the country appear more liberal than it really is.
    http://www.investors.com/image/ISSpoll120413_345.gif.cms
    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/120313-681525-democrats-are-the-out-of-touch-extremists.htm

  • Earlybird

    I hate to even think this, but at least some millennials would lean to favor Obama’s recall because they feel let down and betrayed that their presumed savior did not give them as much “free stuff” they felt were promised to them under “Hope and Change”. They were hoping for someone to really diliver their socialist utopia.

    • Drakken

      Well your hero Obummer fooled you big time, you voted for him twice.

      • Earlybird

        Sorry to be unclear; we’re on the same team my friend. Personally I have been, and will continue to oppose this leftist train wreck whith everything I’ve got. I am trying to say that I hate to admit that at least some of the millennials who polled that they would recall Obama are so clueless that they would do so because he hasn’t gone far enough to the left. Just pointing out that we may not be in as good a shape with the 18-25 demographic as the poll may imply. With the press and acedemia and the bureaucracy aligned against us we have an uphill battle to restore our republic for sure. The edge we do have is TRUTH. We have truth, the leftists have lies. Let’s hope enough of this country, and especially the youth awaken.

  • Biff Henderson

    A generation of privileged slackers didn’t take the time to read the fine print and are ticked it wasn’t another freebie teat to suck on.

  • Lanna

    This number of youths is growing who want opportunity, freedom, jobs, and less spying on their lives. This malaise is not the Change they voted for!