December 5, 2017

Millennials start to take over the playing field

Washington Times - A new Harvard poll has found that two-thirds of millennials have more fear than hope about the country’s future.

The poll released Tuesday by the university’s Institute for Politics also found 54 percent of young Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction, while 14 percent think it’s on the right track.

The poll found President Donald Trump’s job approval rating among millennials continues to decline, from 32 percent in the spring to 25 percent and that likely young voters prefer Democratic control of Congress.

On social issues, 53 percent approved of athletes’ kneeling in protest of police brutality and racism during the national anthem, and 61 percent supported stricter gun laws.

The Hill - Two thirds of millennials want Democrats to control Congress

Wasbingtotn Examiner -   [The poll] is blaring a loud danger signal to the Republican Party after finding that millennials are now the largest generation of voters and they are overwhelmingly Democratic, by a two-to-one margin.

“American political institutions are at a tipping point,” said John Della Volpe, polling director at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. “Millennials are now the largest generation in the electorate. This poll and the Virginia election show that they are becoming more motivated — and I believe the fear that exists today about our future will soon be turned into the fuel that will reform our government. The only question is whether this comes from inside or outside the traditional party structure.”


Bill Hicks said...

Hey, wait, before we hand over "the playing field" to the snowflakes, I think Gen-Xers deserve a chance. Just because the Boomers and the Millennials are the two whiniest and most entitled generations in U.S. history doesn't mean we should get shafted.

Anonymous said...

@BillHicks Couldn't agree more, and it's not going to happen. It's a bitter demographic fact that there weren't enough Gen Xers to swing the balance. The ideas were there, and certainly the need, but the time has passed. Case closed.

Re: Millenials vs. Baby Boomers: identity politics isn't going to cut it now any more than mindless materialism did then. Maybe lightning strikes, but don't get your hopes up.