05/08/2012 10:01 am ET Updated Jul 08, 2012

The Daily Show: Al Madrigal Talks To Virginia's Enthusiastic Young Voters (VIDEO)

As of February 2012, Obama's popularity poll ratings with America's youth were 28% lower than they were heading into the 2008 election.

Since he's going to have to do some work in the coming months if he wants to win those voters back, the president spoke to students at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond this past Saturday to spearhead the effort.

"The Daily Show" sent correspondent Al Madrigal out into the field to get a sense of kids' reactions to his speech, but unfortunately, the rally happened to fall on Cinco de Mayo.

So Madrigal braved the bars, microphone in hand, in an attempt to gauge how effective Obama's talk had been. The students seemed to have other things on their minds for the most part.

Watch the full clip above.