Young Americans have turned on U.S. President Joe Biden, according to a Gallup analysis of its polling over the breadth of Biden's term released this week.
In the early days of Biden's presidency (from January 2021 to June 2021), an average of 6 in 10 adult members of Generation Z - those born between 1997 and 2004 - approved of the job Biden was doing. During the period spanning September 2021 to March 2022, that number had plummeted to an average of just 39%.
Among millennials - those born between 1981 and 1996 - the collapse is similarly stark. Biden's approval rating among that group stood at 60% in aggregated Gallup numbers in the first half of 2021, compared with 41% more recently, CNN reported.
That loss in confidence among young people was, interestingly, not as steep among older age groups. Over that same period, Biden's approval ratings among baby boomers - those born between 1946 and 1964 - dipped by only 7 points. Among "traditionalists" - those born before 1946 - his approval rating was unchanged.