Losing the Kids

A new poll from AP/MTVu shows President Obama taking an hit in approval among college students. In 2009, Obama’s approval/disapproval split was 60/15. Today, it’s 54/27 44/27. [typo]

What’s probably worse is the indifference: 29 percent of college students “neither approve nor disapprove” of the president.

Obama appeared last night at my alma mater, GWU, and will host a youth town hall simulcast by MTV, CMT, and BET on Thursday. Both are in support of efforts by his political machinery to get young people to “commit” to vote on Nov. 2. These numbers suggest they might be wasting their time.

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster has been news editor of National Review Online since 2009, and was a web site editor until 2012. His work has appeared in The American Spectator, The American ...