Young people were pivotal to the election of Biden in the 2020 election. Now young Americans have become so dissatisfied with the Biden Administration that his approval levels among the young is at or above that of older voters.
If only voters over the age of 40 voted in the 2020 election, Donald Trump would have won in a landslide and the Republicans would have massive majorities in the House and Senate.
Now young Americans are turning on Biden.
A January 2022 poll by CBS News and YouGov shows the depth of the dissatisfaction of young Americans with the performance of the Biden Administration. It’s so bad that disapproval rates among young people are at the same level as older Americans
Results appear below:
Biden’s 42 percent approval rate among Generation Z is no different that the 40-44 percent among Americans over the age of 45.
And Biden’s approval rate for his handling of the economy among Generation Z is more than 10 points lower than Americans over age 45.
In some ways this is little surprise. Young people who are just starting their careers are feeling the effect of slow job growth. The U.S. economy currently has 4 million fewer jobs today than in 2019 and many of those missing jobs would have been filled by young people.
Moreover, the Biden Administration offers little reason for hope among the young.
Their paychecks are being eaten away by the inflationary policies of the Biden Administration.
And young people should be bedeviled by the fear that they are the ones that will be stuck with the bill for Biden’s massive deficits and spending programs that benefit mostly special interests.
Does this portend a permanent change in the voting preference of young people? Perhaps.