June 1, 2012 1:58PM

Obama and the Youth Vote

At the Huffington Post I have an article on President Obama’s prospects this fall with young voters. I note that:

He’s stumped the country promising to keep interest rates low on student loans, and every voter likes free money. And then perhaps more importantly, he re‐​established his cool by endorsing gay marriage. Hope and change are back. For many young voters, this reconnected them to the hip young Obama of 2008.

But those aren’t the only issues. Citing surveys from Gallup and Harvard, I ask what young voters think about his policies on war, the war on drugs, jobs, and the massive debt he’s leaving them. Today’s dismal unemployment numbers, of course, just reinforce the point that

President Obama’s policies have produced the slowest economic recovery in history. An analysis from the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University found that more than half of young college graduates were unemployed or underemployed last year.

Read it all.