Jon Stewart: Obama Approval Rating Should Be Lower, Strange

Jon Stewart once said it’s “strange” the Obama approval rating is as high as it is.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Obama approval rating among young adults dropped hard.

It isn’t the first time Obama’s approval rating has been this low. Back in 2011, Jon Stewart said he thought it was “strange” that Obama’s approval rating wasn’t lower at the time:

“Wow, I didn’t know it was up around 50 percent. He’s doing better than I thought. I didn’t realize, really? 50 percent? Pretty good…I didn’t realize he was even up close to there so that’s not so shabby. What do you think it is like 48, 49? Pretty close. Strange. I wouldn’t think so.”

Besides a hypothetical crystal ball, how is Jon Stewart connected to the Obama approval rating nowadays? A good chunk of President Obama’s stalwart supporters have been the young adults under age 30:

“The drop in Obama’s support is fueled by a dramatic 17-point decline over the past month among people under 30, who, along with black Americans, had been the most loyal part of the Obama coalition.”


Young adults affecting Obama’s approval rating so quickly can be explained by several factors. Millennials are suffering the worst unemployment rate. The second point is that over half of all young adult Americans use the Daily Show and Jon Stewart as their primary news source. But while Jon Stewart was dismissive of Benghazi and other Obama scandals, ever since the IRS, AP, and NSA scandals Jon Stewart started openly making fun of Obama.

Even Jay Leno recently started bashing President Obama. Interestingly enough, Jay Leno is leaving the Tonight Show soon enough and some pundits claim NBC believes Jay Leno isn’t liberal enough for them.

Do you think Jon Stewart affected Obama’s approval rating with young adults?