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Millennials Still Strongest Obama Supporters

President Obama’s job approval rating has fallen across the board since its post-inauguration high, but just as was the case in February 2009, Millennials are the strongest supporters of the president. Currently, a 58%-majority of young adults (ages 18 to 29) approve of Obama’s job performance. Among members of Generation X, half support the job the president is doing. Obama’s support is far weaker among older generations: just 41% of Baby Boomers and 40% of the Silent Generation approve of the president’s job performance. Millennials are also significantly more likely to say Obama’s policies have made the economic situation better, to approve of health care reform and to say they would prefer bigger government and more services than are members of older generations. Read More