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Mon Apr 25, 2016, 02:11 PM

Poll: Millennials reject Trump, begrudgingly back Clinton

At the same time young voters are feeling the Bern, they're also really rejecting Donald Trump. The leading GOP presidential candidate was seen as unfavorable by 74 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds polled in a survey released Monday by the Institute of Politics at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. And that, combined that with the fact that more millennials were identifying as Democratic instead of independent for the first time in five years, indicated the youth vote in November could be an anti-Trump one.

"I do think that Donald Trump is doing as much for the prospect of the Democratic nominee as George W. Bush did in 2008," polling director John Della Volpe said on a conference call with reporters Monday, referencing a surge in youth engagement that propelled then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama to the presidency years ago. "I don't think there's a question about that."

To be fair, young voters don't love Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, either. She had a net favorable rating of -16 percentage points in the Harvard poll. Only Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders inspired good feelings among millennials, with a 23 percent net favorable rating.

MORE HERE: http://yonside.com/poll-millennials-reject-trump-begrudgingly-back-clinton/


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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 02:17 PM

1. This is why the GOP is doing everything in their power to stop Drumpf.

I heard on the radio today that Kasich and Cruz are conspiring in different states to give the other their votes so to speak so they can defeat Drumpf in the long run.

Not conspiring secretly but out in the open.

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 02:27 PM

2. Think they will begrudgingly show up and stand in line to vote?

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 05:47 PM

5. a few might.

But a lot can change that between now in November. FBI recommendations and leaked transcripts happen.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 11:35 PM

9. No, young people stay home for candidates they are not passionate about.

Have we already forgotten Gore and Kerry?

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Response to Barack_America (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 11:41 PM

10. Not just young people!

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Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 02:28 PM

3. This millennial won't even begrudgingly vote for her...

...I'll vote down ticket but president will most likely remain blank on my ballot this time.

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Response to TCJ70 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 03:36 PM

4. Now THAT is a good use of your vote. You should be proud

of your participation in the Presidential election.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 05:48 PM

6. so we should vote for someone who will fuck us over every chance she gets?

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Response to Cobalt Violet (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 11:21 PM

7. If you feel that way why not consider voting for the other party?

I'm sure THEY won't "fuck you over every chance they get". After all, they've only been doing it every opportunity they have.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 01:30 AM

12. are you advocating I vote for the green party?

Last time I checked there are more than 1 other party to chose. Not sure what you are talking about.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 07:39 AM

14. Well, let's see...

...my choices this time are an insane person or a warmonger who's really into corporate giveaways and capitulation. Hmmmm, is it any wonder I wouldn't feel good about voting for either of them? Get a better candidate and I'll vote for them, but I won't sign my name to either of them.

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Response to TCJ70 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 11:31 PM

8. Yeah, yeah, and then you'll disappear for another 4 years, only showing up to complain that

 

everyone else hasn't done all the hard work for you.

We know the pattern by now.

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Response to IamMab (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 12:13 AM

11. Lol, says the poster who has been here 2 weeks!mnice try! Nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 06:10 AM

13. Talk is cheap. Being new to DU doesn't make me a new Democrat, unlike BernieBros....

 

Whereas being a progressive, you're more likely than not to skip voting when it matters.

So go ahead, revel in your post count and sign-up date. Anything to distract from how you don't vote regularly, right?

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