Are the Millennials Reliably Leftist?

According to exit polling data, in both the 2008 and 2012 elections, Millennials (young adults 18 to 33) were a reliably leftist demographic, both in their voting and their views.  Now, it appears that – even though they remain decidedly liberal on political and social issues – this influential group of Americans is up for grabs in the 2014 and 2016 elections.  That is to say that no specific politician or ideology can count on their support. The Pew Research Center’s just-released survey reveals that as they move into adulthood, the Millennial generation is “at or near the highest levels of political and religious disaffiliation recorded for any generation in the quarter-century that the Pew Research Center has been polling on these topics.”  In fact, Pew reports that half of that age group claims to be politically independent, and almost a third see very little difference between the two major political parties. The growth of...(Read Full Article)

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