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Obama Approval Plummets With People Under 30

From The Hill:

Poll: Obama approval rating drops amid slew of controversies

By Meghashyam [sic] Mali | June 17, 2013

A new poll finds President Obama’s approval rating plummeting 8 points to his lowest rating in more than a year and a half amid a slew of controversies.

Once again, notice that Obama has ‘controversies.’ If he were a Republican, these would be ‘scandals.’

A CNN/ORC survey released Monday shows Obama with a 45 percent approval rating, down from his 53 percent mark in mid-May. Fifty-four percent say they disapprove of how Obama is handling his job.

The poll also finds that 49 percent believe Obama is honest to 50 percent who do not — the first time a majority has not found the president to be trustworthy.

Are people finally starting to see that Obama is ‘the man behind the curtain’? Alas, probably not, since:

A majority, 53 percent, also expresses doubts he can “manage the government effectively,” with 47 percent showing confidence.

That is, a majority still think these things are happening because Obama hasn’t been able to stop them. Not because he wants them to happen.

The president lost sizeable ground among independents, with 37 percent approval and 61 percent disapproval, down from his 47-49 percent disapproval last month…

Not the precious ‘independents’!

The poll finds 61 percent disapproving of how Obama is handling the surveillance of U.S. citizens, with 35 percent approving…

But the poll also shows general support for the NSA’s efforts, with 51 percent saying the administration was right to analyze phone records to track terrorists to 48 percent who believe it was wrong…

A strong majority at 62 percent believes that the government has collected their own phone or Internet data to 34 percent who say it has not.

Which is pretty laughable given that we now know that everyone who has used a phone has had their data collected.

A majority also disapproves of admitted NSA leaker Edward Snowden who disclosed the secret programs; 52 percent condemn his actions, with 44 percent in support. A majority, 54 percent, also says the U.S. should prosecute him for those leaks

That is a pretty slim majority.

And from CNN itself:

CNN Poll: Obama approval falls amid controversies

June 16, 2013

… "The drop in Obama’s support is fueled by a dramatic 17-point decline over the past month among people under 30, who, along with black Americans, had been the most loyal part of the Obama coalition," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

The president also dropped 10 points among independent voters, from 47% last month to 37% now, with Obama’s disapproval among independents jumping 12 points to 61%.

What’s behind the drop?

"It is clear that revelations about NSA surveillance programs have damaged Obama’s standing with the public, although older controversies like the IRS matter may have begun to take their toll as well," adds Holland…

That is to say, young people don’t want the government looking over their shoulders.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Obama Approval Plummets With People Under 30”

  1. Noyzmakr

    This means little to nothing. These people still aren’t going to vote for evil republicans.

    Come to think of it, I’m not too sure ever will again either.




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