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    Harvard Survey: Obama and Obamacare push Millennials support off cliff

    Harvard Survey: Obama and Obamacare push Millennials support off cliff

    47% of Millennials would vote to recall Obama versus 46% who would not.

    Havard’s Institute of Politics just released a devastating study showing a massive drop in support among Millennials for Obama and Obamacare.

    Bottom line is that Millennials don’t like Republicans, but for the first time they don’t like Obama and Democrats almost as much.

    Here is the key finding in the Executive Summary (at pp. 5-6):

    Additionally, we found that a majority (52%) of 18- to 29- year olds would choose to recall all members of Congress if it were possible, 45 percent would recall their member of Congress (45% would not) and approximately the same number indicate that they would recall President Obama (47% recall, 46% not recall).

    Harvard Survey Fall 2013 Millenial Support Recalls

    The trends lines are horrible for Democrats particularly among college age students, where the gap between Republicans and Democrats has narrowed significantly:

    Harvard Survey Fall 2013 Millenial Party Identifications

    Support for Obama has cratered to the point that Millennial support tracks the general population:

    Harvard Survey Fall 2013 Millenial Obama Approval

    In what could be a harbinger of doom for the economics of Obamacare, the group the administration most needs to sign up actually hates the law, whether its called Obamacare or the ACA:

    Harvard Survey Fall 2013 Millenial Obamacare

    This video from Harvard IOP discusses the general findings:
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    pablo panadero | December 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Actually, this study scares the heck out of me as a conservative. Just 1% of Obama young voters would reverse their vote to Mitt Romney? It means that the brainwashing they have received is far more effective than cold hard reality. Until that number moves significantly, we are toast as a nation.

    The Millennials no longer believe in Obama Claus but they still watch a lot of Disney movies.

    “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” – President Lincoln

    Poll question: “Should we impose a 150% sales tax on medical insurance?”

    If your bill is $100 it would instead become $250.

    That is the rough equivalent of mandatory coverage for people with preexisting conditions.

    The distortion is similar to the Universal Service Fund charges found on phone bills, to subsidize delivery to rural areas. Except that the magnitude of the distortion is huge for the ACA – and strategically hidden.

    Demand that this tax be quantified and transparently itemized on every premium bill and noted in every sign-up offer. Demand also that changes in deductibles and the like caused by mandatory coverage for people with preexisting conditions be itemized and disclosed.

    Poll question: “If Congress were to create a national sales tax should they exempt all medical related expenses?”


     
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    Henry Hawkins | December 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Anecdotal, but… while she was home for Thanksgiving from her sophomore year at UNC-Chapel Hill (liberal Valhalla), I asked my 19 yr old daughter and the same aged kid, also at UNC, who tagged along what they thought of all the Obamacare hoopla. Both said they’d tried to access healthcare.gov ‘just to see’ and were amazed at how bad a website it is, the worst they’d ever encountered. I asked if they’d ever accessed a gov website before, like DMV, IRS, etc.? Nope, never had, but acknowledged that the UNC website was no picnic (it’s a state university).

    I asked if it changed how they looked at the Obama presidency. They both said it made them think about it for the first time, and that it sure didn’t look good. I tried to explain how Obamacare transfers their money to others, aka ‘wealth redistribution’, but they got that, ‘oh shit, dad lecture coming’ and bugged out on me.

    Already alluded to in many articles, but these are the times when Obamacare moves from an abstract premise and promise, rhetorically decorated with gold dusted unicorns and fairies as it was, into a concrete, palpable reality, and the results aren’t spinnable. These kids are young, inexperienced, indoctrinated by public schools, and inherently idealistic, but they are not stupid. They’ll ‘get it’, most of ’em anyway.


       
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      gasper in reply to Henry Hawkins. | December 4, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      The issue ultimately comes down to this: the young are disappointed in Obama, but they hate the GOP. The GOP is evil – that has been drummed into them all their life, literally. It will take a huge dose of reality to overcome that. In the interim they will continue to believe this will be fixed, if not by Obama, then by Hillary, because that is what they do best – dream.


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