Are Millennials Bailing on Democrats?

Bill Clark  CQ-Roll Call Group

Bill Clark CQ-Roll Call Group

And now a Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll learned Democrats have lost the support of millennial voters by a almost 10 percent margin over the space of two years as the 2018 midterm elections loom.

"It sounds unusual to me to say this about the Republicans, but they're helping with even the small things", Nathan Hood, an African American in Louisiana said about his choice in the poll.

The publication also spoke to Ashley Reed, a 28-year-old "white single mother of three in New Hampshire".

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.

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Kelly Brough, who has been talking with legislators regarding both transportation funding and pension reform, said that continues to believe that something will get done on both of those topics - partly because this is an election year and voters are expecting the Legislature to come up with solutions after years of inaction on both fronts. But in 2018, 46 percent said they support Republicans and only 37 percent said Democrats.

According to Christopher Galdieri, a politics professor at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire's Democrats have an early edge in voter enthusiasm after a string of victories in races for state legislative seats. "They're easier to convince than, say, your 50- or 60-year-olds who don't really change their minds very often".

The Reuters/Ipsos poll surveyed 16,000 registered voters aged 18 to 34 in the first three months of 2018 and concluded with a 1 percentage point margin of error.

In other words: It's still the economy, stupid.

While two years has not been enough to sway this new generation toward the Republican party, many seem to be growing disenfranchised with liberal efforts to recruit them.

The Democrats are hoping for a "Blue Wave" of victories in the upcoming midterm elections. "While Democrats are favored to take back the House, it's by no means a certain proposition".

She said on the 2016 failure, "Instead of having real conversations with them, we settled for TV ads".

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