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September 3 2018

Millennial Monday: Young Voter’s Aren’t Happy with Their Choices in Midterm Elections

by Betsy Pearson

According to a new NBC News survey, millennials are disappointed with political parties going into the November midterms. Young voters are not enthusiastic about their choices and that means they might not show up on election day.

In fact, only 28% of millennials say they will definitely vote in the midterm elections according to a poll from the Public Religion Research Institute and the Atlantic. These findings could predict trouble for all the so-called Resistance groups calling on millennials to #VoteThemOut –“them” meaning Republican politicians.

The NBC survey found young voters value candidates “who can bring about change.” At the same time, millennials have made it fairly obvious that they prefer socialism despite not being able to define it.

I think millennials aren’t enthused about their options in the midterms because socialist politicians are failing. It is hard for young people to stand behind candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when she continues to have embarrassing interviews. For example, earlier this summer she couldn’t explain how to pay for her socialist agenda.

I believe this is an issue with engagement. NBC also found that only “16% of millennials say they have a great deal of interest in politics and elections” Millennials are so quick to spout their political opinions on Twitter, but seem to lack the interest to follow through on election day. 

 

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