Harvard University Institute of Politics released a poll today revealing that over half of all young Americans who will “definitely be voting” oppose Democratic control of Congress. The results show that Millennials “care deeply about their country and are politically up-for-grabs” as President Obama’s job approval continues to decrease dramatically among young Americans age 18-29 – particularly among young Hispanics, whose disapproval of him sits at a record low.
Key findings include:
- Nearly 6 out of every 10 young Americans disapprove of Obamacare.
- On issues like the economy, healthcare, and the federal budget deficit, Obama’s job approval sits below 40%.
In a press release, Evan Feinberg, president of Generation Opportunity, weighed in on the findings, stating:
Our generation has so much to offer, and yet everything coming out of Washington is holding us back. If today’s Harvard poll is any indicator, Millennials are very much in tune with the various ways politicians have disregarded the interests of our generation.
Young people’s record disapproval of this administration comes as no surprise: nearly 6 out of every 10 young Americans disapprove of Obamacare, the President’s signature legislative achievement. We’re feeling the effects of this law every day, as the Affordable Care Act has increased healthcare premiums for Millennials by up to 91 percent as well as adding $1 trillion in new taxes and $1.3 trillion to the national debt.
This White House may use emojis in an attempt to distract us, but it’s clear that our generation understands how bad policies effect our nation’s future. Through and beyond November 4th, Generation Opportunity will continue to work hard to engage young people in the political process and highlight the issues that affect Millennials.