52% of Young Adults Want to 'Recall' Obama

Few plan to enroll in ObamaCare: Harvard data
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 4, 2013 11:49 AM CST
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the new health care law Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

(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. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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