Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

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.”

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to yousoundoff@personalliberty.com by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Recent Grads Not So Hot For Obama Anymore”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.