Harvard Poll: Young People Don’t Care About Obama’s Signature Issues

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Forty-five percent, for example, believe that the economy is the most important issue facing America today, while some of President Obama’s signature issues barely register a blip on the radar. Only four percent cite “Immigration” as being the most important, one percent cite the “environment”, and only one percent cite “economic equality/inequality.” Gun control did not make the list. Sixty-one percent of young adults do not approve of the way Obama is handling the economy, while 33 percent approve. Fifty-four percent disapprove President Obama’s overall job performance. Surprisingly, although more young people claim to be democrat as opposed to republican, 37 percent of millennials say that “when it comes to most political issues,” they consider themselves to be “conservative,” while only 33 percent claim to be “liberal.” Only 14 percent said that America is “generally headed in the right direction,” while a whopping 49 percent believe America is “off on the wrong track.” One of the striking findings was that when asked whether they believe that the “quality of care will get better, get worse or stay about the same” under Obamacare, only 17 percent said it would “get better,” and 44 percent said it would “get worse.” In what is clearly not good for Obama’s signature health law, only 20 percent said they would enroll in the Affordable Care Act, while 22 percent said that they would enroll in Obamacare (clearly not everyone knows it is the same thing). Only 22 percent of young adults said that they were “politically engaged or politically active.” Follow Renee Nal on Twitter @ReneeNal and Facebook . Check out her news and political commentary on Liberty Unyielding , Gather and Tavern Keepers for news you won’t find in the mainstream media. Renee is also a guest blogger for the Shire Blog .
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Obama: Health Care Law Is Working, ‘We’re Not Going Back’

Instead, the health care mess is indicative of broader problems with the federal bureaucracy that he hasnt been able to solve, Obama told Chris Matthews during an MSNBC interview. + reset The challenge, I think, that we have going forward is not so much my personal management style or particular issues around White House organization, Obama said. It actually has to do with what I referred to earlier, which is we have these big agencies, some of which are outdated, some of which are not designed properly. ( Also on POLITICO: Why Chris Matthews’ Barack Obama interview matters ) Obama said it was obvious that we needed additional controls in place before Affordable Care Act enrollment began Oct. 1. Yet he said none of those controls center around the structure and style of his White House. Ive got a strong chief of staff, but Im holding every cabinet member accountable, Obama said. And I want to have strong interactions with them directly.
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Obama: Health care problems don’t reflect on management style

A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 61 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Barack Obama David Jackson, USA TODAY 2:48 p.m. EST December 8, 2013 Phil Schiliro Barack Obama SHARE 226 CONNECT 14 TWEET 61 COMMENTEMAILMORE President Obama is calling on a former aide to help put his embattled health care law in place. Phil Schiliro , the Obama administration’s top congressional lobbyist during the first term, will coordinate development of the Affordable Care Act between Congress and relevant agencies such as the department of Health and Human Services. Schiliro left the administration at the end of 2011 and moved with his family to New Mexico. In a statement, Schiliro said he is returning to Washington because “a law that guarantees coverage to millions of Americans, improves quality, and saves hundreds of billions of dollars is worth fighting for.” Among his new tasks: Battling Republicans who want to repeal the health care law. Communications and a coordinated public message are other assignments for Schiliro.
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Obama taps ex-aide for health care push

States that did not expand saw a smaller, 4-percent increase. __ Associated Press writer Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar contributed to this report. __ Follow Julie Pace at http://twitter.com/jpaceDC Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Obama Is Not An American Citizen One of the most popular Obama conspiracy theories (aka the Birther Movement), endorsed (or not denied) by the likes of Tom Delay, Lou Dobbs, Chuck Norris and Liz Cheney, it claims that Obama is not an American citizen, thus rendering his presidency illegitimate, or something. The theory hinges on the false claim that his birth certificate is fake. Birther queen Orly Taitz (a lawyer and dentist from California) continues to lead the march, despite her lawsuit getting thrown out and a $20,000 fine. Obama Wants “Re-Education Camps For Young People Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), a proponent of many bizarre and outlandish critiques of President Obama, declared in April that the White House was trying to install youth re-education camps. “It’s under the guise of — quote — volunteerism.
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