A stunning new poll shows younger voters “souring” on the Democratic party, with more and more millennials turning towards the GOP, Libertarian, Green, or other political affiliation.
According to Reuters, an online survey of over 16,000 registered voters between the ages of 18 to 34 illustrates Democratic support slipping in recent months; plummeting 9% over the past two years in total.
“Although nearly two of three young voters polled said they do not like Republican President Donald Trump, their distaste for him does not necessarily extend to all Republicans or translate directly into votes for Democratic congressional candidates,” writes the site.
The new survey signals serious trouble for the DNC heading into the 2018 midterm elections; with their GOP opponents raising more funds and gaining steam as both parties struggle for control of Congress.
“They’re not as wedded to one party,” said a political science professor at Columbia University. “They’re easier to convince than, say, your 50- or 60-year-olds who don’t really change their minds very often.”
DNC CIVIL WAR: Bernie Sanders UNLOADS on ‘Conservative Democrats’
Former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders called-out “conservative Democrats” during a recent interview this week; saying they had intentionally misinterpreted his comments about Barack Obama.
Sanders was speaking with Al Sharpton when he was asked to comment on his recent “controversial” statements; adding that “conservative” members of the Democratic party were playing politics with his previous remarks.
“We have conservative Democrats who will take anything I say and take it out of context. What I said is that if you look at what’s happening to the Democratic party over the last 10 years, the party’s lost about 1,000 legislative seats,” said Sanders.
“That is not a business model of success for the Democratic party. Sometimes we forget about that because we had an extraordinary candidate [in Barack Obama],” he added.
Watch Sanders’ incendiary comments above.
DNC CIVIL WAR: Democratic Party May DROP SUPERDELEGATES in 2020 Primaries
Following Donna Brazile’s bombshell revelation last year that Hillary Clinton effectively rigged the Democratic primary against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the DNC is now considering dropping superdelegates from their nomination process entirely, reports the Hill.
Democratic officials are struggling to right-the-ship following months of sagging poll numbers and liberal infighting over the future of the party; with the Rules and Bylaws Committee weighing whether they should abandon the use of superdelegates in the 2020 primaries.
The superdelegates -voting party members who are not required to follow a particular states’ choice during the nomination process- were a hot-button issue during Hillary Clinton’s primary battle against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Despite having a relatively close pledged delegate count, Clinton won 602 superdelegates compared with Sanders’ 48; enough to sway the primary process in Hillary’s favor.
“The committee is expected to agree on a proposal ahead of the next Democratic Party meeting, which will take place this summer or fall. The proposal will come up for a final vote at that meeting,” writes the Hill.