August 8, 2009

Interesting stats...

"Respice post te! Hominem te memento!" - Peter Wehner - The Corner on National Review Online:

...Over at the outstanding American Enterprise Institute blog, Karlyn Bowman reports that among the "millennial generation" (18- to 29-year-olds), President Obama's job approval rating has, according to the latest Gallup poll, fallen from 75 percent in January to 58 percent today — a staggering 17-percentage-point drop. Among those 65 and older, Obama's support has dropped by 12 points, from 61 percent in January to 49 percent today.

This is significant for several reasons. First, the huge numbers Obama amassed among young voters in November — he carried the millennial cohort by a margin of 66 percent to 32 percent — were among the most important signs of the GOP's difficulties. If young voters lock in on a particular party early on, they often form a (voting) habit that is difficult to undo. If Obama had maintained anything like the initial support he had among young voters, it would have made the GOP's challenge far more difficult. For the president to have lost so much support among young voters, so quickly, has to be unsettling to the White House and the Democratic party more broadly....

There may be hope. One can but pray that the Dems continue on the present course of folly and wickedness. It seems impossible—surely they will wake up at any moment and switch to a Clintonian style of triangulation and slipperyness! I'm biting my knuckles...

Posted by John Weidner at August 8, 2009 8:28 AM
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