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Recent Grads Not So Hot For Obama Anymore

May 20, 2011 by  

Recent Grads Not So Hot For Obama Anymore

President Barack Obama is losing some of his most ardent supporters, according to several new polls.

The Daily Caller reported that, in a recent informal survey, of 83 percent of recent college graduates who voted for Obama in 2008, only 27 percent say they are committed to voting for him again.

“Eighty percent said they would consider voting for a Republican,” an article on the site read. “The bad news for Obama was underlined May 19 with a report by a job-firm, Adecco, that roughly 60 percent of recent college grads have not been able to find a full-time job in their preferred area. One in five graduates have taken jobs far from their training, one in six are dependent on their parents, and one in four say they’re in debt, according to the firm’s data.”

Such statistics could spell disaster for Obama, especially in swing states, according to The Daily Caller’s interview with Kellyanne Conway, president of The Polling Company, who also polled recent grads and found similar results.

“‘Overall, roughly one-third of young voters have some college education, and one-half have college degrees,’said Conway. ‘Many are underemployed or unemployed, they’re worried about their debts and economic trends, and they’re worried about the value of their educations,’” the article read.

In 2012, Conway said, “I suspect a fair number will return to Obama, but maybe not enough, and not in the (swing) states where he needs them.”

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