Much of America’s youth does not appreciate going to college, graduating and having to move back in with their parents, instead of landing a good job.
According to a Harvard Institute of Politics poll, the disenfranchisement with the economy has led to President Barack Obama’s support slipping amongst the fresh-out-of-college, 18-24 age group.
Despite a 12-point lead for President Obama amongst 18-24-year-olds, that lead is only half of the percentage points of his lead with 25-29 year olds over Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.
The report also indicates that younger voters have been impacted more directly by the recession and tend to be more conservative than the 25-29 crowd who may have voted for Obama in the last election.
Although the president still holds a lead over Romney with the younger group, it actually disappears with white voters and the younger generation seems to hold more libertarian views than the 25-29 group.
For example, the younger group tends to believe that individual liberty is more important than issues such as climate change, health care and immigration, according to Commentary Magazine.
Many in the younger generation are not as excited about the president this time around because of failed promises to turn the economy around.
Unemployment rates for 18-19-year-olds were 23.5 percent in May, and 12.9 percent amongst 20-24-year-olds, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is higher than the national average.
Back in 2008, young voters flocked to President Obama to John McCain by a margin of roughly 68 percent to 30 percent, according to The Blaze.0