University Students Struggle to Explain Why They’re Thankful for President Obama

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With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, families will soon be gathered around their tables to give thanks.

In honor of the holiday, Campus Reform visited the University of Maryland to find out if students are thankful for Obama’s presidency, and if so, what exactly they’re thankful for.

According to a recent CNN Poll, Obama’s 57 percent favorability rating is the highest since early 2009, and he enjoys even higher support among millennials, who awarded him a massive 70 percent favorability rating.

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Carrying a “Thanks, Obama” card, Campus Reform asked young Obama supporters what the president has done throughout his two terms that warrants their thanks, but found many were unable to name or defend a single policy achievement.

“The main thing I think that he did was try to unify this country,” one student said, before admitting that it was “tough” to say whether the country is more unified today than it was prior to Obama taking office.

Several students were also unable to answer for the skyrocketing premiums under the Affordable Care Act, with one student admitting she was unsure how insurance works because, “my mom pays my insurance.”

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