Skip to comments.Obama losing the youth vote 'because white students don't think he's cool anymore'
Posted on 06/07/2011 6:55:09 AM PDT by Hojczyk
President Barack Obama famously won the 2008 election on a wave of support from America's youth. But any hopes the 49-year-old had of keeping down with the kids appear to have faded - his support from young people is rapidly waning, a poll has found. And for a man known for his 'jacket off' casual style the reason for this slump may be particularly hurtful - students are abandoning the President because they do not think he is cool anymore, it has been claimed.
Obama won because he stole large shares of older people's votes as well, research suggests. In Virginia, for example, he reached 55 per cent of seniors, whereas John McCain wooed just 45 per cent. The Obama campaign denied that the President had lost his support from young people, pointing out that its summer organiser programme has had more applications this year than ever before.
According to the National Journal's Ronald Brownstein report, President Obama has dramatically lost support from young people - and particularly young white people - in America since 2008. His approval rating among those aged 18 to 29 is currently at 56 per cent - a huge fall of ten points since the 2008 exit polls.
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Going through their minds:
“I voted for 0bama to assuage my white guilt. I thought that this whole ‘race’ thing would be a thing of the past. But 0bama has ramped up race tensions to a whole new level. I got RIPPED OFF!”
Who will beat Obama in 2012? Obama himself.
pointing out that its summer organiser programme has had more applications this year than ever before.”
That’s because all of these young people are unemployed. Applications for just about everything are likely “more ...this year than ever before.”
America's youth may not be too bright - but they know when they've been had.
Our "cool" president is really a mom-jean wearing "Hipster-Doofus".
You tell them you're going to bring peace, love and harmony to the world, you better bring peace, love and harmony to the world.
You tell them everybody will be able to sleep till noon and then take a two hour lunch break and then leave early and still make money hand over fist, well, you best bring about economic conditions that will allow them to sleep till noon, then take a two hour lunch break and then leave early and spend all the money that's spilling out of every tree, rock and turtle they come across.
Or there will be hell to pay next time around.
Maybe those degrees will get you a job at Mickey D’s!
Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here’s your Change.
Students see that college does not result in a job and O’s charisma falls away.
O is a job killer and students feel the results first.
Maybe some of these white students are watching their white parents struggle to pay bills,buy groceries,no vacation money,etc....,and they are asking “Why?!”
No jobs, no votes.
"We feel ya, bro."
Poetic justice. Just a few short years ago, DemocRATS (led by one of my two pathetic Senators, Dianne Feinstein) were lambasting President George H.W. Bush's economy as being nothing but "burger flipping" jobs.
Now they're hanging their hats on those same jobs.
In your face, DiFries.
At least 3, possibly 4 or those percentage points can be described as entirely new votes: students who had never voted before and African-American voters who had never voted before.
They were highly motivated for that one election - but that motivation has now largely evaporated.
He’s not cool. Never was. He’s an arrogant little snot who needed to get beaten up a couple of times as a kid, instead of protected, coddled, and told “you’re right, Barry” at every opportunity.
Since running as a black guy doesn’t look very promising wonder if he will run as a white guy next election?
Obutthead is being deserted by mostly stupid white women and kids. Not enough handouts apparently.
LOL! But then he would have to shelve his fake “Southern Black Preacher” dialect that he loves to adopt at times.
They’re staring down the barrel of having to find a job when they graduate.
“At least 3, possibly 4 or those percentage points can be described as entirely new votes: students who had never voted before and African-American voters who had never voted before.”
And, let’s not forget the rampant vote fraud in every city precinct in the country.
I think they would be happy eating mom's cooking. The problem is, mom has had to switch to cheaper cuts of meat and lower quality ingredients because of rising food prices exponentially increased by skyrocketing fuel costs.
Four years later, a lot of us had degrees and no job with which to use those degrees. Most of us wised up.
the 56% that still adore obama have to be stupid.
after the last election i told a 20 year old friend that
obama was a “socialist” and he asked “what’s a socialist”?
Student loan payments have to be made on time as soon as you graduate, whether you have a job or not. A harsh reality in the Jimmy Carter era. A harsh reality still in the ObaMao era.
Thankfully, this “student loan forgiveness” crap never passed...
“no longer think he is cool, according to those at Oberlin College, which is known for its hipster left-wing activism”
I think the article is talking about this place:
“Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio”
What kind of jobs could these people get anyway? Government jobs? I think it’s another reason to cut the government budget but will Republicans do it? I’m not holding my breath.
You’re right that is a scary proposition.
Fortunately, I was able to put both my kids through college without loans. They got to start fresh.
Both worked very hard in college and have good jobs.
Coolness, or a perceived lack of it, is no reason to vote for or against a candidate. Made that point to my college-age niece & her idiot Obama T-shirt wearin’ friends back in ‘08.
“So you think coolness is a qualification for being president?”
Then I remembered... this is the generation that considers The Dailey Show & The Colbert Report to be “News”. Everything has to be a joke, so why not their candidate?
Destroying this country and our way of life isn’t cool!? Who knew?
The majority of who will still vote for him.
Watch for Obama to propose a change to that law... He doesn't actually have to do it, only suggest that we should. All the little college kiddies & recent grads will fall for it.
“Oh, that dark day, when you finally realize that your college professors were full of shit and that life isn’t all just watching the latest sitcom and trying to hook-up. WHY?WHY?WHY? Why does reality have to charge in and shatter these socialist dreams? Maybe if I vote Democrat? Yeah, that’s the answer, vote Democrat and never wake up.”
In an ideal world, the government would get out of the student loan business completely and it would be privatized. Lenders would give a great interest rate to someone majoring in nursing, mechanical engineering or something with good employment prospects. They would have to charge a premium interest rate for someone majoring in ethnic or gender studies or any other of the pseudo sciences.
Every College Republican chapter in America should put up a tote board in their Student Union building recording rounds of golf played while in office, Bush vs. Obama.
It’s hard to keep supporting someone who thinks the economy is fine when you’ve been frced to move home with Mom and Dad and even jobs like working at McD’s are out of your reach.Add $4 gas to that and being 24 and stuck at home isn’t that fun these days.
I was 16yo when Jimmy Carter was elected so came out of high school into the Carter economy. I have a feeling few of those my age voted democrat in 1980?
This 26-year-old mechanical engineer agrees wholeheartedly!
That’s a very free-market approach. The well-paying jobs in high demand would be seen as less risky by lenders, so they would come with better interest rates. That would encourage students to gravitate toward those jobs, which in turn would increase the supply of those professionals to meet that demand.
It would be a self-regulating system, and our economy would be better off with it!
According to the National Journal’s Ronald Brownstein report, President Obama has dramatically lost support from young people.
The big question is what other idiot will vote for?you can bet it will be a liberal socialist progressive.
I was 30 years old, a decade ago, (University, 4 years USAF and 3 years TNG) before I got up the nerve to call my father (rest in peace), here from Japan, to ask what a Libertarian was.. I feel ashamed for not knowing, but finally got up the nerve to do it.