Obama Losing Support from Younger Voters

A new poll suggests millennial voters are unhappy with the way President Obama has handled the botched rollout of the Obamacare website.

The USA Today/Pew survey shows 46% of Americans between the age of 18 and 29 disapprove of the way the president is handling his job. That number has fallen from 67% approval a year ago.

The tough polling numbers with young Americans offer a snapshot of the road ahead for the Obama administration in repairing damage caused by the troubled rollout of Obamacare, which has even worn on some of the president’s most ardent supporters.

The administration has dedicated much of the president’s time and political capital toward making implementation of Obamacare a success after battling with early problems — the glitch-riddled online exchange and the outrage that ensued when millions of Americans on the individual insurance market received cancellation notices because their policies didn’t meet minimum benefit requirements set by the law.

Key to making the Affordable Care Act a success is enrolling plenty of young, healthy people whose participation will offset some higher risk and older uninsured Americans who are expected to flock to the exchanges.