Obamacare’s rocky launch has taken a toll on President Obama’s most loyal supporters. A new USA Today/Pew Research poll shows the president’s approval rating among 18 to 29-year-old Americans dropping from 67% just one year ago to a new low of 45%.
USA Today: “Just 41% approve of his signature health care policy, while 54% disapprove.”
“Even among young poll respondents who say they approve of how Obama is handling his job, there has been a drop-off in the intensity of their backing of the president. Twenty-two percent said that they approve strongly of Obama’s performance in the latest poll compared with 41% who said they approved strongly when they were surveyed in January.”
“The tough polling numbers with young Americans offer a snapshot of the road ahead for the Obama administration in repairing damage caused by the troubled rollout of Obamacare, which has even worn on some of the president’s most ardent supporters.”