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Most US youth unhappy with Barack Obama's job performance - poll

Young Americans are unhappy with virtually every major thing President Barack Obama has done since he was re-elected, but they would still vote for him today, according to the results of a Harvard University survey released on Wednesday.

The national poll by Harvard's Institute of Politics of more than 2,000 people aged 18 through 29 is intended to provide insight into the political views of the youngest US voters, an increasingly influential demographic known as the "millennial generation."

More than 50% of respondents in the survey, taken between October 30 and November 11, said they disapproved of how Obama handled key issues in his second term, including Syria, Iran, the economy, healthcare and the federal budget deficit.

But a plurality of respondents, 46%, said they would still vote for him for president if they could recast their 2012 ballots, compared with 35% who said they would vote for the then-Republican nominee Mitt Romney.


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