I've told you recently how Barack Obama is enjoying some of his lowest approval ratings of his presidency. This isn't just among Fox News polls, this is a trend among nearly every poll and every group including Democrats.
Perhaps one of the most crucial groups in Obama's election and re-election was his support among younger voters. Obama energized younger voters in a way most candidates could only dream of achieving.
Well it seems as though the honeymoon is definitely over.
A brand new poll from Harvard University's Institute of Politics finds that a majority of young Millenials (under 25) would be in favor of throwing Obama out of office.
Wow. That's a pretty bold statement, and a far cry from “Yes We Can” and “Change You Can Believe In.”
His approval rating among young Americans is down to just 41%. A majority of them also disapprove of ObamaCare.
None of this is looking good for the president. The question will then become: how does this translate to future elections where Obama is no longer in play? Do young Americans associate Obama's failures with the failures of the Democratic Party or Washington in general? That remains to be seen.
Then we have a new poll from the Pew Research Center which finds that Americans believe our influence around the world is waning: “53% of people believe that the U.S. is playing a less important role as a world leader than a decade ago, the highest figure since 1974.”
When it comes to respect, 70% believe we are less respected around the world, which about matches where things fell under George W. Bush.
In other words, the president's Nobel Peace Prize hasn't done much to sure up America's image. Not only are we less influential but we are also less safe. America is not heading in a good direction on this front and yet we must endure another three years of an Obama presidency.