Young Voters Like Obama, Not His War
Two-thirds oppose the president's Afghan war surge
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2009 6:54 AM CST
Protesters march down San Francisco's Market Street during a demonstration to protest the Obama administration's policies in Afghanistan earlier this week.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – The young voters who helped President Obama get elected say they approve of his performance as president, but that doesn't seem to include his Afghan war strategy—or any of his other major policy moves, a Harvard poll finds. Some 58% of the 18- to 29-year-olds polled gave the president a positive rating, but 66% were negative on the troop surge he ordered this week, and 52% were negative on health care and the economy, Reuters reports.