Poll: Millennials turning away from Obama

President Obama’s support among young voters has fallen to 45 percent, according to a new USA Today/Pew Research Center Poll.

{mosads}Forty-five percent of young Americans – aged 18 to 29 – said they approved of Obama’s job performance, compared with 46 percent who disapproved.

Forty-one percent in the USA Today/Pew poll approved of the president’s signature healthcare law, while 54 percent disapproved. Those results mirror those of the general population.

The poll surveyed 2001 adults, including 229 young Americans, between December 3rd and 8th. It has an 8-percentage-point margin of error.

Earlier this month, a poll from Harvard University’s Institute of Politics found that young voters were turning against Obama and his signature healthcare law.

Obama’s approval rating plunged to 41 percent with voters aged 18-29 in that poll, down from 52 percent the last time Harvard polled the group. While 56 percent in the poll said they backed Obama last year, just 46 percent said they would do so again.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) said the Harvard poll is evidence that millennials are “abandoning” the president and his signature reform.

“Millennials are seeing the negative impacts of Obama-Care, especially rising costs,” RNC National Youth Director Elliott Echols said.

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