Young Voters Running Away from Donald Trump Shows Poll
Hillary Clinton the presidential nominee from the Democratic Party continues to consolidate support of Millennials who helped to fuel the challenges Bernie Sanders made during the presidential primaries, shows a new poll out by a national newspaper.
At the same time, it appears that Donald Trump, the Republican Party candidate is on his way to having the worst ever showing amongst younger voters in the history of modern America.
The survey indicates that Clinton is ahead of Trump 56% to 20% amongst voters less than 35 years of age, though she has still failed to generate levels of enthusiasm that Sanders did amongst Millennials.
One voter said she was worried about the country’s bigoted element that would stand by Trump regardless of what he says or does.
The voters added that she knows Clinton is not the perfect candidate or future president, but who is?
The new poll will have implications for today’s politics that will continue long past the election in November. If this trend is to continue, the Democrats will score a victory of double digits amongst the young voters in three straight elections, which will be the first time that has taken place since that kind of data was readily available beginning in 1952.
That in turn could shape the affiliations in politics of America’s largest generation for years to come.
In this latest survey, 50% of the people under the age of 35 said they would lean toward or identify with Democrats, while only 20% said the same for Republicans.
Seventeen percent of the independents surveyed and 12% of others identified with another party or said they were still unsure.
The weakness of Trump amongst the younger voters has become unprecedented. It is lower even than 32% of the vote a polling organization calculated that Richard Nixon won amongst the voters 18 to 29 years of age back in 1972.
In the elections of 2008 as well as 2012, overwhelming support amongst the voters less than 30 years of was crucial for Barack Obama to win.
However, that does not reflect the long held partisan preferences.
The survey of Millennials, which is the third of this year, was part of a series of forums held around the country on crucial issue for 2016.
Census Bureau data that was released during April estimates that the number of U.S. based Millennials was at 75.3 million, which surpassed the 74.8 million of the Baby Boomers generation that is now between 51 and 69 years of age.
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