Democrats are losing ground with Millennials

Millennials are the generation of Americans who are 22 to 37 years old in 2018.

According to population projections from the U.S. Census Bureau. Next year, Millennials will surpass Baby Boomers as America’s largest living adult generation, their numbers swelling to 73 million as Boomers decline to 72 million.

Reuters has good news for us: Enthusiasm for the Democratic Party is waning among Millennials as we approach the crucial midterm congressional elections. Democrats have come to count on Millennials as a core constituency – and will need them to achieve a net gain of 23 seats to capture control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November.

An online Reuters/Ipsos national survey of more than 16,000 registered voters ages 18 to 34 shows Millennials’ support for Democrats over Republicans for Congress slipped by 9% over the past two years, to 46%. And they increasingly say the Republican Party is a better steward of the economy, despite their dislike for President Trump (2 out of 3 Millennials in the survey said they dislike him).

Millennials are almost evenly split this year over the question of which party has a better plan for the economy, with 34% picking the Democrats and 32% choosing Republicans. That’s a shift from two years ago, when they said Democrats had the better plan by a 12% margin.

Columbia University political science professor Donald Green explains young voters represent an opportunity and a risk for both parties because “They’re not as wedded to one party. They’re easier to convince than, say, your 50- or 60-year-olds who don’t really change their minds very often.”

The shift away from Democrats was more pronounced among white Millennials – who accounted for two-thirds of all votes cast in that age group in 2016:

  • Two years ago, young white people favored Democrats over Republicans for Congress by a margin of 47% vs. 33%; that gap vanished by this year, with 39% supporting each party.
  • The shift was especially dramatic among young white men, who two years ago favored Democrats but now say they favor Republicans over Democrats by a margin of 46% vs. 37%.

Millennials disenchanted with Democrats

Reuters gave three examples of Millennials who have changed their minds because of evidence, giving us hope that there are Americans who still listen to reason:

  1. Terry Hood, 34, an African-American who works at a Dollar General store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and took this year’s poll, said he voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, but he will consider a Republican for Congress because he believes the party is making it easier to find jobs and he applauds the recent Republican-led tax cut: “It sounds strange to me to say this about the Republicans, but they’re helping with even the small things. They’re taking less taxes out of my paycheck. I notice that.”
  2. Ashley Matthias, 31, a tattoo artist in Manchester, New Hampshire, said she has not decided how she will vote but will support anyone who will make her health insurance more affordable, and that it is cheaper to pay for her doctor’s visits out-of-pocket than to buy insurance through the government-run Obamacare exchange.
  3. Ashley Reed, a white single mother of three in Concord, New Hampshire, said a teenage fascination with Democrat Barack Obama led her to support his presidency in 2008. But her politics evolved with her personal life. Now 28, Reed opposes abortion; is more supportive of gun rights; and has lost faith in social welfare programs that she now believes were misused. Reed plans to vote for a Republican for Congress this year: “As I got older, I felt that I could be my own voice.”

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online in English throughout the United States. It gathered about 65,000 responses in all during the first three months of 2018 and 2016, including 16,000 registered voters between the ages of 18 and 34 and nearly 11,000 registered white Millennial voters. The poll has a ± interval of only 1%, meaning that results may vary by about 1% in either direction.

~Eowyn

25 responses to “Democrats are losing ground with Millennials

  1. Dr Eowyn . . . . Thank you for providing such overwhelmingly good news for us this morning. I think this will start my day out right.

    I must admit, when a person of intelligence sees the difference between the ideals of the left as opposed to the right . . . it is mind boggling to think that people would willingly choose the proposal that an average American citizen would really need the “hand holding” mentality that the left offers.

    Such a good example of this “hand holding” was displayed just a few days ago in the telling of the story (here at the FOTM sight) of the resident from Washington State who required the assistance of the State Attorney General to sort out the debacle of ending the automatic withdrawal of donations from his bank account. If you will remember, he needed the AG’s assistance to get the Killary Clinton PAC to discontinue deducting the $10.48 from his bank account. Rather than just go to his bank, close the account, and as an added precaution, move his movies to a different bank, he had to have government intervention.

    It is this “hand holding” on the part of all too many of our citizens that costs the rest of us untold amounts of money. If you think about it, the more people look to government agencies to solve their problems . . . such as this penny ante one–the higher the budgets need to be to hire, and maintain adequate staff to take care of these seemingly helpless individuals.

    I can only say, thank God, if we are beginning to have the awakenings in the minds of Millennials that they are able to “take care of business” without the constant handholding of government officials.

    The only thing that truly puzzles me . . . why this hatred of President Trump. Just look at the fact that he has been able to light a fire under businesses, which has helped to created thousands, upon thousands of new jobs. Just look at the news coming out of North Korea . . . all of a sudden we see very positive indications that perhaps our country will not be subject to a nuke being leveled at us by Fat Boy. Why didn’t this happen under Obongo, or Bush? Obviously, something is going right for us Americans. After years of such distressing news from that region–it is just like a blast of fresh air. Perhaps we can put this problem on the back burner for a while. I certainly cannot ascribe this change as being due to anything other than the leadership of Trump. Yes, I know, he is not a perfect man, but he is much better than what we have had in decades.

    God Bless the Millennials, perhaps us old-timers can rest a little bit easier thinking we have others to step into the position of guarding the freedom and prosperity of our great nation.

    God Bless America! God Bless our President–Donald J Trump, and God Bless the American people!

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    • “why this hatred of President Trump”

      It’s the poisonous MSM. Why so many Americans still rely on the MSM for their news confounds me to no end.

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      • Absolutely, exactly. The lies, twists, contortions, spins, and other assorted detritus published by the AP and WH Correspondents, done deliberately to mislead and mind-control the public, which then gets picked up by and perpetuated by secondary sources, which then gets spread among the masses like the plague.

        Yeah, I made the mistake of watching Sarah take on an incredibly hostile bunch at her WH briefing today. Unbelievable, their utter & complete lack of decorum and respect. Mostly the under-45 crowd, it appeared…

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  2. then im a millenial man too…this pue evil ideaology is anti-human,from its inception,but after centuries of horroble deceit n tremendous treason,a lot of sheeps has been brainwashed,seems that the new generations -or at least some of them- capiscono how things are,lets all hope that this satanic ideaology will be burried,once n for all ,hope the american people will reject en-masse this demonic party,soon,after president Trump will accomplish his gr8 work,in progress! the world will b stunned,lets hope the bigger the best! God Bless,Patriots!

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  3. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

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    The reason why millennials have wised up to the Dem’s. They have experienced with the blacks how the Dem’s have used them for their vote and then discarded them. What has the Dem’s done for the period during the Obama destruction years – destroyed the country that they were supposed to be leading and Obama and the Dem’s l left them with a pile of debt – $22 trillion.

    Plain and simple. Now the Dem’s are back at the trough this year – wanting their vote again – thinking they own them..

    kommonsentsjane

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  4. It isn’t hard to see why. Look what they’re selling:

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    • She probably buys into the Guam tipping over belief also.

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      • Glenn47 . . . . Bravo! That was a good one. It is incredulous that we actually pay wages to someone such as Ms Lee, who is unfortunately so lacking in education. I’ll just bet the entire world is laughing it up over her non-ending stream of vapid remarks. I guess this is what a normal American education get ya!

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    • Has nobody on the Hill or from her family sought the help of a social worker/psychologist? Should we take up a collection or start a “Go Fund Me page” for her pschiatric/geriatric care????????

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  6. It seems to me that screaming at white people that they are worthless and deserve to die, while concentrating all their efforts on minorities and illegals might influence this phenomenon. Of course, what do I know?

    How much they must count on self-hatred is a testament to their strategy. There are a LOT of idiots out there, but probably not enough to sway an election.

    This is basically the “Mud Hut Party”. That’s what they want for everybody (but themselves of course). It is only due to the quality of our schools that this has lasted as long as it has.

    Their current agenda would not have been spoken of in private a few years ago. They have now conditioned a couple of generations to react to specified triggers just like Planeria can be trained to react to light.

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  7. I think the hate for President Trump says one thing-Those who hate Trump,after all he’s done to HELP America in the short time he’s been in Office,hate America,and have larceny and criminal intent in their hearts. What other reason can there possibly BE to hate someone who has worked tirelessly to do GOOD things for America?

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    • As far as I can see, this phenomenon isn’t based on logic. There are six or eight cable channels that are dedicated to bashing Trump night and day. That alone is insane. He cannot do or not do anything that they won’t pounce on to criticize.

      “Hatred” itself, and “reaction” are what they are fostering. They want their little gender-confused, snowflakes to screech on demand. Some one said “if they found Trump walking on water the headline would read “Trump can’t swim”. That about sums it up.

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    • truck—Stockholm Syndrome—–“we” elected Barack Hussein Obama….A BLACK (and that’s a misnomer/joke according to a White birth mother/grandparents who raised him when his Black African father abandoned him…..ALL–, largely UN-ACKNOWLEGED) unknown factor, unvetted, unexperienced, un-elected in most of his previous experiences with state of local government (check the facts of his “elections”)…..but with tantilizing ties to the Muslim faith…an anti-American “pastor” as his spiritual advisor—and all just following a devastating peace-time attack (9-11) upon American Civilians that killed more people than Pearl Harbor. Pretty much, the scene was set for this sort or reprobate to grab the liberal American psyche. I never bought it: When OBAMA stood before the Grecian columns in the stadium in Denver and pontificated that, when he was elected, it would mean that the “seas would cease to rise…..and whatever that crap that he said after that…….I KNEW I WAS NOT THE ASS who would buy what he was selling….and I was totally scared that others would (and they DID) as my “Republican” neighbors did, as we watched that “speech” together on TV….they had TEARS rolling down their cheeks…and I–OTOH…..couldn’t wait to get OUT OF THERE b/c I felt like I was at a HITLER YOUTH RALLY.

      SO…truck…America elected Obama b/c of over-identificatioin with the Muslim cause that killed so many of us unexpectedly, (for unexpected reasons to most Americans) on 9/11….and the struggle to see the “Black” side of our history (of which Obama NEVER shared…b/c NONE OF HIS ANCESTORS EVER EVER WERE slaves in America from his “Black” side of his DNA…..this BLACK DNA came solely from his absent Kenyan father who ABANDONED HIM, pretty much a MODERN ERA African citizen “sperm donor” to his white mother.

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      • “America elected Obama b/c of over-identificatioin with the Muslim cause that killed so many of us unexpectedly,…..”
        I guess I’m not an American in THAT context,because if forced to choose I’d rather DIE than support/vote for Obama/Soetoro/whatever name he’s currently using. We’ve (The REAL Americans) have proven time after time that he’s NEVER been an eligible candidate for President,and I feel “sold out” by America’s lack of concern that they were so hugely misled into voting a Foreign Terrorist into our Presidency not once,but TWICE. (Shrug-Oh well-it’s done now,we can’t FIX it…)
        Has anyone considered that this farce of an Election sets a precedent-that now ANYONE can become President once President Trump finishes his second term?
        Right here,right now,I want to nominate Melania Trump to be our next Conservative Candidate for President in 2024.

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  8. “Millennials will surpass Baby Boomers as America’s largest living adult generation, their numbers swelling to 73 million….”

    How can a closed generation’s number swell unless we’re admitting more immigrants from shithole countries?

    Makes me furious!

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    • I think you’ve answered your own question. Just look at the Demon-Rats. Their agenda would be rejected by anyone with an ounce of sense. Of course the illegals will vote just to get in.

      Basically, they are selling off the inhabitants and giving away the country. Quick, name me ten other places doing that. Oh, I suppose the EU countries qualify.

      Maybe the question is, who would want to destroy Western Christian Culture, hmmmmm?

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  9. These days, I’ll take any good news I can get. I really believe BOTH parties should be prosecuted under the RICO Statutes into extinction, but I’ll take any good news I can get.
    The millenidiots, however, leave much to be desired. By and large, I cannot stand driving them.

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  10. Being 29 I am a fellow millennial, a fact which I learned this year actually (I thought they were younger?) While I dispise this term and my political and religious views are opposite of the status quo (conservative, christian) of this generation, I am happy to see my peers growing up and opening up. College years seem to be a huge way to capture young minds into this liberal madness, I was caught up in it myself in my younger years. Only when I started seeking the real truth did I learn how to correctly shape my beliefs and learn whats really important in these matters. Slowly but surely I really do believe many of my millennial peers will do a 180 politically, especially seeing how this is all playing out now. Don’t lose faith yet!

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