21.04.2018
Republicans, led by Trump, repel America's youngest and soon-to-be largest generation of voters

Republicans, led by Trump, repel America's youngest and soon-to-be largest generation of voters

A new AP-NORC/MTV poll confirms what most of us believed we already knew: Donald Trump is solidly less popular among millennial voters than he is among older generations. While 67 percent of Americans between the ages of 15 and 34 disapprove of Trump’s job performance, just 33 percent approve of it, according to the poll. The AP writes:

That’s 9 points lower than all adults, who were asked the same question on a separate AP-NORC survey taken this month.

“Trump doesn’t care about us,” said 27-year-old Nicole Martin, an African-American graduate student in Missoula, Montana. “I’m not going to say he’s unfit like he has schizophrenia. I do kind of think he’s twisted in the head. He just comes off as disgusting to me.”

According Civiqs data of 18- to 34-year-olds, those trend lines have remained remarkably steady since the 2016 election. 

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But it’s not just Trump—the disgust is transferring to the Republican Party overall as it’s now defined by Trump. Following the March For Our Lives rally last weekend, journalist Alicia Menendez told MSNBC that the young marchers she interviewed found the Republican Party itself objectionable.