Obama Mania Dims In College Campuses

Every mass movement mobilizes and recruits from among the youth because of their energy and enthusiasm. Demagogues, in particular, exploit their idealism and gullibility. 
So it was with Obama in 2008. Young people voted for Barack Obama by a far wider margin than did voters in other age groups, which likely helped win over close states. Voters ages 18 to 29 favored Obama over McCain by double-digit figures, 66% to 32%, according to national exit polls. Other age groups had an 8% difference, at most, between the two candidates. In prior elections, the youth vote deviated at most by about 2% from other age groups, with youths tending to lean Democratic.
But now, after 21 months of his “presidency,” reality is penetrating even America’s young people although we still have some ways to go because The Fraud still enjoys a 44:27 approval among college students. But that is still an improvement from the 60% approval (vs. 15% disapproval) he had engineered on college campuses in 2008. 
~Eowyn

Students cooling on Obama, poll finds
By Alan Fram – Associated Press – October 14, 2010
The Obama excitement that pervaded college campuses two years ago has faded.
An Associated Press-mtvU poll found college students cooling in their support for President Barack Obama, a fresh sign of trouble for Democrats struggling to rekindle enthusiasm among the newest voters for the crucial midterm elections in three weeks.
Forty-four percent of students approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 27 percent are unhappy, according to the survey conducted late last month. That’s a significant drop from the 60 percent who gave the president high marks in a May 2009 poll. Only 15 percent had a negative opinion back then.
Obama’s weaker performance on campus also underscores his party’s struggles to turn the 15 million first-time voters of 2008 – nearly one in eight of that year’s total – into a solid political army. Exit polls from 2008 show 55 percent of new voters were ages 18 to 24, and those young first-timers strongly backed Obama and Democratic House candidates – a potent bloc if Democrats could lure them back to the voting booth.
Obama planned to appear today at a youth town hall being shown live on MTV, BET and other networks. He also is to lead a rally Sunday at Ohio State University, and in recent days he headlined a massive gathering at the University of Wisconsin and a webcast town hall at George Washington University.
Ohio State’s 55,000 students are a big part of a central Ohio congressional district in which Democratic Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy is facing a rematch with her 2008 opponent, Republican Steve Stivers. Kilroy spokesman Brad Bauman says the students are “a huge voting bloc for us,” but Stivers spokesman John Damschroder says any advantage Kilroy had on campus in the close 2008 race will be minimized.
“She had a wind at her back last time,” he said, referring to students’ support then for Obama. “Now it’s a stand-alone election for her.”
Political scientists, campaign workers, students and others say many students are unhappy with Obama’s handling of the economy, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and failures to end the ban against gays serving openly in the military or to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. There’s also frustration with the messy political process and his inability to deliver on his campaign promise to change Washington.
The findings in the poll, which surveyed more than 2,000 undergraduates, come as students and others say political activity on campuses is way down from the frenetic levels of the 2008 presidential race.
Enthusiasm by all groups dips in midterm elections compared to presidential races.

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0 responses to “Obama Mania Dims In College Campuses

  1. I can only hope and pray these kids families are shedding light on truth for them. So that they can understand what has really happened. These monsters were working this plan while we the people were asleep.

     
  2. It al started when the government took over the schools. They have begun indoctrinating at an early age. ie: You can’t discipline me, I have my rights and I can call the cops!
    It began slowly but surely a long time ago. My daughter is now 33 and I remember when it started. I disciplined her anyway and threw the phone at her feet and dared her to call the cops. She thanks me for it all…today!

     

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