As the president’s poll numbers continue to slide, he still enjoys relatively healthy ratings among young voters. According to Gallup, 49% of Americans in the youngest voting demographic continue to approve of the Democrat’s performance:
Given how the president’s policies, while hurting Americans in all age groups, have been particularly painful to young voters, you’d think a higher percentage would disapprove of the incumbent. Jim Hoft reports today that the “percentage of young people employed was the lowest ever for a July since the government started tracking the numbers in 1948.”
This year, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “the share of young people who were employed in July was 48.8 percent, the lowest July rate on record for the series, which began in 1948. (The month of July typically is the summertime peak in youth employment.)”
Well, given that 48.8 percent of young people are working and 49% approve of the president’s job, maybe this youthful support for Obama is not so irrational after all. All those working approve of Mr. Obama — and credit him for creating (or saving) their job.