According to pollster John Zogby, Obama’s support from Millennials has suffered a big drop because he hasn’t delivered the results he promised in his reelection campaign.
Millennials had “high expectations and feel a sense of ownership because of their strong support.”
While Obama won 61% of the 18-29 year olds’ vote in 2012, only 46% now approve of his job as president.
“For young people, the failure to stop the rise of student loan rates and the NSA revelations weigh in heavily,” said Zogby.
Coupled with continuing economic malaise, the millennial generation appears to be abandoning liberalism.
That “sense of ownership” feeling is not unique to Millennials, but seems to have begun post-war and extends past politics into pop culture.
I can’t imagine “Greatest Generation” types complaining if “Sing, Sing, Sing” showed up in a Chevy commercial, but look at the popularity of the phrase “XYZ raped my childhood.”
A few months ago, apropos of something else, I was flooded with tweets by total strangers who are still absolutely LIVID about this.
This feeling of ownership may also explain what seems to be (and I could be wrong) the rise in heckling (which I’ll have more to say about later today.)