He’s losing it. President Obama that is. Obamamania has apparently come and gone–at least among college students.
A new Associated Press-mtvU poll shows just 47 percent of college students now support Obama’s leadership; 27 percent don’t think he is doing such a hot job running the country.
In May of 2009, 60 percent of college students surveyed gave Obama the thumbs up; 15 percent had a negative view then.
The big concern is that this waning support for the president will translate into a much smaller turnout for the midterm elections and, therefore, an increased chance the Republicans will reclaim control of the House.
Student expectations for Obama were so high during the presidential campaign, there was always the danger of major disappointment once it became apparent that Obama is not a miracle worker. This is what is happening now.
The question now is, will many of these disillusioned students simply drop out of the political process altogether, or turn to either the GOP or a third party to express their political views?
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