Democrats Lose Ground with Millennials Amidst Approaching 2018 Midterms


Democrats Lose Ground with Millennials Amidst Approaching 2018 Midterms

Democrats have lost a significant amount of support among millennial voters ahead of the November midterm elections, according to a new poll released Monday.

The poll - an online survey of over 16,000 registered voters spanning the ages of 18 to 34 - found that participants' support for Democrats over Republicans in congressional races dipped to 46 percent overall, Reuters said.

In particular, 47 percent of white millennials said two years ago they would vote for the Democrats, but now the number is only 39 percent for this year, the poll found.

The poll - which surveyed young voters in the first three months of 2018 and the first three months of 2016 - noted that only 28 percent of participants overtly supported Republicans in both time periods, the outlet reported.

It was a credible poll-its margin for error no more than one percent-and what it showed suggests that even younger generations have begun to rethink their typically overwhelming allegiance to the Left.

In New Hampshire, Eddie Edwards, one of two Republicans running for Congress in the 1st District, said he pitches millennials on ways the government should help college graduates pay off their student loans.

That poll showed younger Democrats were more enthusiastic about voting, with 51 percent saying they will "definitely" vote in November's elections, compared with 36 percent of Republicans.

That gap has reportedly vanished by this year, with 39 percent supporting each party. But in the era of Donald Trump, in which the news cycle is repeatedly rocked by explosive allegations, ethical scandals, and policymaking decisions that threaten Trump's own voter base, the waking up to the fact that a decidedly unsexy bill from 2017 may not be enough to carry them through an already-contentious election cycle.

What does a political science professor have to say about the poll's findings?

Howver, students in the crowd also raised many other issues, notably the local economy. "While Democrats are favored to take back the House, it's by no means a certain proposition".

He told Reuters he voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, but he will consider a Republican for Congress because he believes the GOP is making it easier to find jobs and he applauds the recent Republican-led tax cut. "Instead of having real conversations with them, we settled for TV ads", she said.

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