Politics

47 Percent Of Young Adults Would Vote To Recall Obama, Says Harvard Poll

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Harvard poll found 47 percent of 18 to 29 years olds would vote to recall President Barack Obama if it were an option.

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics released the results of a survey on Wednesday that showed only 41 percent of the millennial age group, 18 to 29, approve of the job the president is doing. Millennials voted 60 percent in favor of Obama in the 2012 election.

Of the 55 percent of those surveyed who said they voted for Obama in 2012, only 46 percent said they would do so again.

About 52 percent said they would support recalling all members of Congress.

Fifty-seven percent said they disapproved of Obamacare, and 40 percent said they believed it will force cost to go up and quality of care to go down.

Only 22 percent of those surveyed said they were likely to enroll in Obamacare, with 45 percent saying they were unlikely to enroll.

Researchers found disparity when they switched between the terms “Obamacare” and “Affordable Care Act,” with a margin of change up to 10 percent.

While 44 percent said quality of care will get worse under the Affordable Care Act only 40 percent said it would be worse under Obamacare.

The majority of millenials surveyed also said they disapproved of the way Obama has handled Syria, the economy, Iran, and the deficit.

The survey also found 58 percent of college graduates have student loan debt, and 57 percent of those surveyed called it a "major problem."

The majority favored reducing the food stamp program to 2008 levels and cutting foreign aid in half.

Sources: Mediaite, Newser