President Barack Obama has revived his populist message. At the Center for American Progress yesterday, the president made his case for the Affordable Care Act as a vehicle to reduce income inequality.
"I believe this is the defining challenge of our time: Making sure our economy works for every working American," the president said.
Jonathan Alter, journalist and author of "The Center Holds: Obama and his Enemies," explores the president's rebranding efforts. He notes that as the president dusts off his brand of populism, his core base—millennials—seems to be abandoning him.
A new poll from Harvard University 's Institute of Politics finds that 47 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 would vote to recall the president from office. A majority—57 percent—are unhappy with the Affordable Care Act, the president's defining domestic achievement. The GOP shouldn't necessarily celebrate, though: 52 percent told pollsters that they would recall "all members of Congress."
Overall, millennials are concerned about their future, worried about employment, ballooning students loans, and economic uncertainty.
Heather McGhee, vice president of policy and outreach at Demos, and a millennial herself, examines how the president's message about income inequality resonates with the youngest voters, and what policies might quell the fears of the millennial generation.