In 2016, 55% of the surveyed youths reported that "if the election for U.S. Congress were held today", they would vote for the Democratic congressional candidate in their respective districts.
Donald Green, a political science professor at Columbia University in New York City, told Reuters that - believe it or not - young voters aren't "as wedded to one party". "They're easier to convince than, say, your 50- or 60-year-olds who don't really change their minds very often". But in the era of Donald Trump, in which the news cycle is repeatedly rocked by explosive allegations, ethical scandals, and policymaking decisions that threaten Trump's own voter base, the G.O.P.is waking up to the fact that a decidedly unsexy bill from 2017 may not be enough to carry them through an already-contentious election cycle. He voted for failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, but has now chose to "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 odd to me to say this about the Republicans, but they're helping with even the small things", Hood said in a phone interview. This year, it's still at around 28 percent. He finds it "strange" to even mutter these words but noticed that the recent tax cuts have led to the government "taking less taxes" out of his paycheck.More news: Bill Cosby Found Remains Free On $1 Million Bail
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During the first three months of both 2016 and 2018, Reuters/Ipsos queried roughly 65,000 millenials on a range of issues, and their political affiliation.
The Reuters poll lines up with a Washington Post/ABC poll from April 16, which showed that the number of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents registered to vote fell to 75% from 84% in November. The significance is that that doesn't mean they'll vote for Democrats.