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New poll: millennials losing interest in the Democratic Party

The poll showed they weren't jumping to the Republican Party, but looking more at the candidate than the party.

Posted: Apr 30, 2018 8:09 AM

A new poll from Reuters/Ipsos found 9% fewer millennials - people defined as age 18-34 - are interested in the Democratic Party when compared to just two years ago, Reuters News Agency reported.

According to the online poll of approximately 16,000 millennials, they like the economic policies presented by Republicans more so than those of Democrats.

However, it also doesn't mean that millennials are switching to the Republican Party. More and more young people said they are open to either party, and are increasingly interested in the candidate rather than the party. However, 2/3 of responders said they do not approve of President Trump.

While overall numbers dropped from 55% of support of Democrats in 2016 compared to 46% today, the biggest increase in Republican support was seen among young white men, 36% of whom supported the party in 2016 compared to 46% today.

Reuters explained their methodology in collecting this information:

"It gathered about 65,000 responses in all during the first three months of 2018 and 2016, including 16,000 registered voters between the ages of 18 and 34 and nearly 11,000 registered white millennial voters."

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