It appears as though President Obama may be doomed to the same fate as pogs, snap bracelets, cargo pants, and any synth music act from the 80’s–he’s not as cool as he used to be:
An Associated Press-mtvU poll found college students cooling in their support for President Barack Obama, a fresh sign of trouble for Democrats struggling to rekindle enthusiasm among many of these newest voters for the crucial midterm elections in three weeks.
Forty-four percent of students approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 27 percent are unhappy with his stewardship, according to the survey conducted late last month. That’s a significant drop from the 60 percent who gave the president high marks in a May 2009 poll. Only 15 percent had a negative opinion back then.
When the lofty rhetoric dies down, the hope is lost, and the change promised doesn’t come, Obama begins to look like most everyone else in Washington: A politician who will do and say whatever is necessary to get elected. He’s made empty promises about Obamacare, and an assurance that “no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.” And what happened there?