A stunning new poll shows younger voters “souring” on the Democratic party, with more and more millennials turning towards the GOP, Libertarian, Green, or other political affiliation.
According to Reuters, an online survey of over 16,000 registered voters between the ages of 18 to 34 illustrates Democratic support slipping in recent months; plummeting 9% over the past two years in total.
“Although nearly two of three young voters polled said they do not like Republican President Donald Trump, their distaste for him does not necessarily extend to all Republicans or translate directly into votes for Democratic congressional candidates,” writes the site.
The new survey signals serious trouble for the DNC heading into the 2018 midterm elections; with their GOP opponents raising more funds and gaining steam as both parties struggle for control of Congress.
“They’re not as wedded to one party,” said a political science professor at Columbia University. “They’re easier to convince than, say, your 50- or 60-year-olds who don’t really change their minds very often.”