Friday, September 16, 2016

Millennial Voters Turning Away from Hillary Clinton

The entire Democrat Party establishment is freaking out right now, and all they can do is scream and throw toddler tantrums about this idiotic "birther" story that no one cares about.

Soros-backed Media Matters is urging MSM hacks not to let the birtherism controversy fade away, "Seven Reasons the Media Shouldn't Let Trump Move on From Birtherism."

Seriously, all of this reeks of the most craven desperation. It's really ugly. But then, Hillary turned this campaign into a collective attack on alleged "white supremacy" and "racism," so it's no surprise it's come to this. Shoot, you'd think there weren't any important issues facing the country.

Young voters aren't warming up to the Democrat ticket no matter how hard Hillary throws down the race card.

At WSJ, "Millennials Have Cooled on Hillary Clinton, Forcing a Campaign Reset":
FAIRFAX, Va.— Hillary Clinton’s once-commanding lead among young voters has nearly collapsed, several polls show, a factor making the presidential race much closer in recent weeks and prompting the Clinton campaign to move quickly to keep a core Democratic constituency in the fold.

In its most visible response, the campaign has begun sending the party’s most popular stars to college campuses to urge students not to sit out the election or back third-party candidates, who are drawing support from young voters.

“Elections aren’t just about who votes, but who doesn’t vote, and that is especially true for young people like all of you,’’ first lady Michelle Obama said Friday during a campaign event at a university in Virginia, a battleground state where polls show the race tightening.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a sensation among younger voters during the Democratic primaries, will campaign for Mrs. Clinton this weekend, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a liberal icon, will attend events this weekend at two Ohio universities.

Mr. Sanders previewed his message on Friday, saying he will urge young voters to look past the candidates’ personalities and instead consider Mrs. Clinton’s proposals for debt-free college and for raising taxes on the wealthy to fund government programs.

“I would just simply say to the millennials, to anybody else: Look at the issues. … Stay focused on the issues of relevance to your life,’’ Mr. Sanders said on MSNBC.

The outreach comes as polls show younger voters moving away from Mrs. Clinton. Among those under age 35, Mrs. Clinton’s lead over Republican presidential rival Donald Trump fell from 24 points in late August to just 5 points this month in Quinnipiac surveys. That was one reason her overall lead among likely voters fell from 7 points to 2 points.

Similarly, Mrs. Clinton bested Mr. Trump by 27 points among voters under 35 in a Fox News survey in early August. That lead fell to 9 points in a new Fox News survey.

The trend is appearing in some state-level surveys, as well: In a new poll of Michigan voters, Mrs. Clinton’s 24-point lead among young voters a month ago fell to 7 points. That change helped account for why her 11-point lead among voters overall fell to 3 points in the survey, conducted for the Detroit Free Press and WXYZ.

Gary Johnson, the libertarian candidate, is picking up many of the young voters who had backed Mrs. Clinton. In the Quinnipiac poll, he drew a significant 29% of likely voters under age 35, up from 16% in August. He trailed Mrs. Clinton by only 2 percentage points among those voters, a sign of how potentially damaging he could be to her campaign.

Mr. Johnson’s support overall remains low, and the Commission on Presidential Debates said Friday that both he and Green Party candidate Jill Stein had failed to qualify for the first debate, citing its requirement that candidates have at least 15% support in five predetermined national polls.

Mrs. Clinton struggled to win young voters in the Democratic primaries against Mr. Sanders, who won nearly three-quarters of those under age 30, exit polls showed. President Barack Obama won 60% of voters under 30 in the 2012 election.

These voters may now join the list of trouble spots in the electorate for Mrs. Clinton, along with white, working-class voters, particularly men...
Well, good.

I'm kicking myself at the hilarity of it!

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