September 29, 2017 GU Politics In The News

Democrats and the GOP Both Have a Millennial Problem


by Eugene Scott, The Washington Post

This article first appeared in the Washington Post.

Everybody has a millennial problem.

Although more than 4 in 10 millennials identify as independents, according to the Pew Research Center, history has shown that most young adults vote for the Democratic Party. But Hillary Clinton learned in 2016 that millennials don't always turn out at the rates candidates need them to.

National exit poll data show Clinton underperformed Barack Obama's 2012 share of the vote by one percentage point with those between 30 and 44 and by three points with those ages 45 to 64. She actually outperformed him by one point with those over 65.

And that may not change in upcoming elections.

Read the full article here.

 

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