52% of Young Adults Want to 'Recall' Obama

Few plan to enroll in ObamaCare: Harvard data

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 4, 2013 11:49 AM CST

(Newser) – A new poll has some worrying news for a president long popular with young people. Some 52% of 18- to 24-year-olds would vote to recall President Obama if that were an option, Mediaite reports. Just 41% of 18- to 29-year-olds, or millennials, approve of the job he's doing in office. And while 55% of that group voted for Obama last year, just 46% would today. The Harvard poll also paints a bleak picture for supporters of ObamaCare, Fox News notes.

Just 22% of the 18-to-29 crowd intend to enroll in ObamaCare. Among uninsured millennials, just 29% plan to get signed up. That's a real problem for a program that "depends upon" healthy young people's premiums to help pay for less healthy individuals, notes a pollster. Gawker points out another big issue raised by the poll: Millennials are extremely concerned with college debt: Some 58% have it, and 57% consider it a "major problem." For 70%, finances were an "important" factor in whether to go to college.

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the new health care law Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the new health care law Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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