Harvard poll: Only 1 in 5 Millennials thinks country is headed in right direction
More youths believe the country is “on the wrong track” than those who believe it is headed in the right direction, according to a poll released today by Harvard’s Institute of Politics.
The national poll of 3,096 those in the Millennial generation – people who are between the ages of 18 and 29 – was conducted between March 23 and April 9.
The poll also found that 58 percent of those surveyed said jobs and the economy are the national issue that concerns them the most.
Those results come on the heels of a review by The Associated Press that showed 1 in 2 college graduates in 2012 are either jobless or underemployed.
But those figures don’t necessarily mean good news for Mitt Romney, the likely Republican presidential nominee.
“Although this generation is not as supportive of President Obama and Democrats as they may have been in the historic 2008 campaign, this in no way implies that the Republican Party has successfully captured the hearts, minds and votes of Millennials,” said Harvard Institute of Politics Polling Director John Della Volpe.
While Obama’s approval rating among Millennials improved to 52 percent from a new low of 46 percent late last year, the poll found that his support beat Romney’s 43 percent to 26 percent with 30 percent undecided.
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