President Biden’s approval ratings have been crashing for months now, and a new survey from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics shows that he’s losing support even among young Americans.
The president, who came into office with a 59 percent approval rating among 18-29 year-olds, is now underwater among this age group with the survey showing a 46 percent approval rating.
Support among young Democrats has dropped 10 points since the spring and 14 points among young Independents.
As Politico reported, the poll is alarming for Democrats given young Americans are a key segment of their base.
"[I]t’s a warning sign ahead of next year’s midterm elections, when Democrats will be trying to convince younger voters — who are more likely to sit out non-presidential elections — to show up at the polls.
“You can clearly make the argument that, along with other important subgroups, young people were essential to Biden’s victory and the Democratic Senate,” said John Della Volpe, the director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics. (Politico)
Biden received the highest rating for the way he’s handled Covid-19 and the lowest on the issue of gun control.
A majority, 52 percent, also said they believe democracy in America is “in trouble” or “failing,” with 35 percent saying they think they’ll see a second civil war in their lifetime.
More than half of young Americans feel democracy in the country is under threat, and more than 1/3 think they may see a U.S. civil war within their lifetimes, according to a new @HarvardIOP poll https://t.co/k0z9snAIwq— Harvard University (@Harvard) December 3, 2021
WATCH: 52% of respondents in new Harvard youth poll say U.S. democracy is “in trouble” or “failed.” #MTPDaily@dellavolpe: “They are asserting their political voice now, and they are telling us they are deeply concerned [about] the very fabric of our democracy.” pic.twitter.com/98pQWy4E1q— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) December 3, 2021