A new survey shows the president leading Mitt Romney by 17 points among voters ages 18 to 29, an increase of six points from November.
President Obama is appearing tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in a special taping at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It's a two-birds-with-one-stone formula intended to appeal to both the Tar Heel State and young voters, two groups he won in 2008 but which are looking less solid this time around.
As he's preparing for taping, there's some good news for him on the youth front: A new poll from Harvard's Institute of Politics shows his support remaining strong among young voters, and improving from sagging results in November. The poll shows Obama leading Mitt Romney by 17 points among voters ages 18 to 29 -- a six-point improvement over his standing in late November. Mirroring trends in the broader population, the president does especially well with Hispanics (with a remarkable 39
percent point lead over Romney), while young white voters remain less sure. Unsurprisingly, young voters say the economy is their top concern, and that's one of the few areas where Obama's approval rating has improved since the fall.