Could the oft-repeated “Blue Wave” Democrats have been promising in 2018 actually be a light drizzle? Historically the opposition party does well during the Midterms regardless of whether the president at the time is Reagan, Bush, Clinton, or Obama. Something is amiss for Democrats this year though. Millennial voters appear not to like them all that much.
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.
…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,” Hood said in a phone interview. “They’re taking less taxes out of my paycheck. I notice that.”
…Two years ago, young white people favored Democrats over Republicans for Congress by a margin of 47 to 33 percent; that gap vanished by this year, with 39 percent 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 to 37 percent, the Reuters/Ipsos poll showed.
The media won’t admit it and many of those polled won’t want to admit it either due to ongoing pressure from the Establishment to hate all things Trump but the reason Democrats are losing ground among Millennials is no doubt directly related to the pro-jobs policies of the current president. These jobs are especially available to millennial-aged Americans regardless of color and/or socio-economic background.
It is perhaps the most remarkable economic turnaround since Reagan took over for Carter in 1981 – and that’s good news for all Americans. Perhaps more and more Millennials are figuring out that if they want to keep their new job they best vote Republican in 2018 to help ensure Donald Trump continues his pattern of incredible success for the nation.