Obama Approval Rating Drop Explained By Young Adults

Patrick Frye - Author

Aug. 23 2017, Updated 3:20 a.m. ET

The Obama approval rating drop among young adults has experts wondering why.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Obama approval rating dropped to 45 percent according to CNN/ORC surveys. Even former President George W. Bush’s approval rating is higher than Obama’s popularity.

The Barack Obama approval rating seemed to be scandal proof at first. Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the AP/Fox News scandal, and various other scandals didn’t put a dent in Barack Obama’s public popularity for years.

But the IRS scandal caused Obama’s approval rating to drop quickly. Now the Obama NSA spy programs have people continuing to question President Obama’s decisions and trustworthiness.

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People are essentially saying, “Where there’s smoke there’s fire.” So far the evidence for the IRS scandal doesn’t directly connect to Obama himself. Just people in Washington, the Obama administration, and the White House. Even Obama’s aides supposedly knew about the IRS scandal while the President remained ignorant.

Steve Forbes probably didn’t affect the Obama approval rating with claims of Obama publicly encouraging senators to force the IRS to investigate Tea Party groups. The only direct link connecting Obama is the IRS documents leaked to Obama’s 2012 campaign.

Regardless of the claims of Edward Snowden, details of the NSA PRISM spying program are out and people aren’t happy. Despite Senator Obama claiming President Bush was going above the law in 2006, the Obama administration was quick to continue the work started under the Bush White House. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which Obama voted for and supported, empowered the NSA to do more things than was previously allowed under President Bush. Even the guy who headed the NSA spy programs back then says today’s NSA spying goes way beyond what was previously considered acceptable. But despite all the controversy, President Obama defends the NSA PRISM spying.

A good chunk of President Obama’s stalwart supporters have been the young adults under age 30. But the Obama scandals have caused President Obama’s approval rating to drop:

“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.”

What do you think caused the Obama approval rating drop among young adults?


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