Will Obama's endorsement help Biden? This video casts doubt.

  • President Barack Obama is set to endorse Joe Biden for president.
  • Will Obama's endorsement help woo college voters, though?
  • This 2017 video from Campus Reform casts doubt.

Former President Barack Obama is set to endorse for president his former vice president, Joe Biden, on Tuesday. 

The endorsement comes just days after Biden's 2020 Democratic presidential primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, also endorsed him. 

While Obama's endorsement will no doubt help to woo some Democratic voters, and perhaps even some independent voters, it's unclear whether Obama's backing of Biden will help him among one demographic: college students. 

As multiple polls throughout the 2020 Democratic primary indicated, Biden was consistently among college students' last choice to take on President Donald Trump in November. Their top choices were Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, and Pete Buttigieg.

[RELATED: Guess which Democratic candidate leads among New Hampshire college students]

In April 2017, Campus Reform asked college students at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia for their thoughts on some of Obama's first actions as president, but instead of attributing those actions to Obama, Campus Reform at first told the students Trump took those actions. 

Among the actions attributed to Obama were his 2009 "apology tour," of which students were not fans. Another action taken by Obama, which students were initially told was an action that Trump took, was the 2009 economic stimulus package. 

After hearing details of that legislation, one student said it was "reminiscent" of Nazi Germany. 

[RELATED: Sanders strongest among students as Biden's appeal broadens]



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Jon Street is a news editor for Campus Reform. Six years ago, Jon cut his reporting teeth fresh out of college as an intern at Media Research Center's CNSNews.com, where he interviewed multiple members of Congress and former presidential candidates. From there, he went on to complete a stint at Watchdog.org, where his exclusive, investigative work was picked up or cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, National Review, and the Drudge Report, among others. More recently, Jon spent three years as an assistant editor at TheBlaze.com. In his free time, Jon enjoys trying new coffeehouses around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and traveling back to his home state of Missouri to spend time with his family.

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