Barack Obama’s lost youth

… Obama’s overall approval was 50.8% per Gallup in the month before election, but it has decreased by 5.1pt, to 45.7%, since July. The decline, it turns out, can mostly be ascribed to younger voters. …

But why are young Americans rejecting Obama? I can think of possible sources. First, it may be because of the NSA spying revelations. As I noted back when the story initially broke in June, it was younger voters who were most likely to say they wouldn’t support President Obama because of what they’d learned. Second, young people are hit hardest by an economy that many Americans still think is weak – and the youth are at least partly blaming Obama. [cont.]

Harry Enten, The Guardian