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Old April 30th, 2018, 07:14 PM   #1
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Democrats lose ground with millennials

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Enthusiasm for the Democratic Party is waning among millennials as its candidates head into the crucial midterm congressional elections, according to the Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll.


The online survey of more than 16,000 registered voters ages 18 to 34 shows their support for Democrats over Republicans for Congress slipped by about 9 percentage points over the past two years, to 46 percent overall. And they increasingly say the Republican Party is a better steward of the economy.

Although nearly two of three young voters polled said they do not like Republican President Donald Trump, their distaste for him does not necessarily extend to all Republicans or translate directly into votes for Democratic congressional candidates.

That presents a potential problem for Democrats who have come to count on millennials as a core constituency - and will need all the loyalty they can get to achieve a net gain of 23 seats to capture control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November.


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Laugh, those kids are not good at math are they? When they get old enough to realize their grandchildren are paying for our good times, they might regret what Republicans did to the future.
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Should this come as a surprise to anyone aside from the MSM, like the editors at Reuters and the aging, greying Democratic Party loyalists who didn't get the memo that the Party abandoned them decades ago?

Only thing that surprises me is that none of the "liberal" billionaires and lesser money-providers didn't order their paid minions at the DNC and DCCC to round up and bring in as many of those "progressive" Bernie supporters as possible! Bernie's been making deals and selling out for fewer and fewer reforms as the years go by, and the smart business decision for the Democratic Party would have been to bring as many of his people on board as possible without disruption and allow some of the reforms to wages and healthcare, and at least have a youth base again for the Party...that's been aging since the 70's!

But, the Reuters piece is the usual disingenuous bullshit! It's more likely that the typical black low-wage worker(like the guy working at the dollar store) don't see the other kleptocrat party as an option either! And have either given up on the political process or have joined a black caucus within the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which has grown to over 20,000 members since the 2016 Election...though no one inside or outside seems to know whether they are trying to overrun and take over the Democratic Party (Tea Party-style) or form a stand-alone third party.
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Hmmm.... a few points.

1) 18-19-year-olds are NOT Millennials. They are considered post-Millennials or Gen Z. Gen Z consumers range from ages 2 to 19.

2) Gen Z (according to Nielson) is 26% of the population and they seem to be the Millennials on steroids.

3) Gen Z thinks globally and they are BIG on individuality.

4) Gen Z kids are quick to admit they are addicted to mobile devices and social media.

5) The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data showing that 49 percent of kids under age 15 are minorities. They are now "the most diverse" generation.



AND they obviously DON'T see politics the same way their predecessors did. Just ask Parkland.
Lastly, I'd like to know WHEN this survey was taken. If it was done before the Parkland shootings, I'm willing to wager the results would be different TODAY.
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Record low unemployment of minorities, booming economy, end to over 60 years of war in Korea, more to come....

What’s not to like? OK , Trump is an ass, but he’s doing the right stuff, mostly.
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I suspect that this not because of some 'le trump 32d chess effect' but rather because the Democratic Party is a shoddily-run organization that doesn't reflect their outrageous beliefs entirely. I suspect that they will vote Democrat, but will begin to form their own 'wing' of the party.
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Hmmm.... a few points.

1) 18-19-year-olds are NOT Millennials. They are considered post-Millennials or Gen Z. Gen Z consumers range from ages 2 to 19.

2) Gen Z (according to Nielson) is 26% of the population and they seem to be the Millennials on steroids.

3) Gen Z thinks globally and they are BIG on individuality.

4) Gen Z kids are quick to admit they are addicted to mobile devices and social media.

5) The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data showing that 49 percent of kids under age 15 are minorities. They are now "the most diverse" generation.



AND they obviously DON'T see politics the same way their predecessors did. Just ask Parkland.
Lastly, I'd like to know WHEN this survey was taken. If it was done before the Parkland shootings, I'm willing to wager the results would be different TODAY.

Is your point that the numbers are skewed because allegedly a few gen z are included in there.

The lines between generations are grey as we all know but i do get your point.

It still shows what i (and many others) have been saying that the youth are fleeing the DNC.
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Is your point that the numbers are skewed because allegedly a few gen z are included in there.

The lines between generations are grey as we all know but i do get your point.

It still shows what i (and many others) have been saying that the youth are fleeing the DNC.
Yep, but they aren't fleeing to the G Old P.

The times they are a-changing.
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Record low unemployment of minorities, booming economy, end to over 60 years of war in Korea, more to come....

What’s not to like? OK , Trump is an ass, but he’s doing the right stuff, mostly.
Booming economy ??? Did you not see the first quarter numbers. It barely sustained 2%. Nearly a full point drop from Q4 2017 2.9%.

As for Korea I suspect the fucking mountain falling on his research lab has far more to do with him holding talks than anything the Dumpster has done.

At the moment he has NOTHING to lose. His nuclear program is severely crippled and will remain that way for many months if not years. So playing nice, agreeing to anything and everything, getting sanctions lifted and economic aid will benefit him in the short term. I predict we'll be right back where we started in 5 years or less.
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Yep, but they aren't fleeing to the G Old P.

The times they are a-changing.
The funny thing is that the Republican party is evolving, adapting to the times where as the democrats are devolving and rejecting progress.

The socialists are splitting off from the DNC especially after witnessing how comrade Sanders was treated whereas it looks like the Republicans are adapting some more libertarian ideals. Especially after trump. Very interesting.
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