Presidential Poll Shows Millennials Favor Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump

This week, the rhetoric Donald Trump is usually known for is on the back burner as reports circulate of the Republican National Committee (RNC) considering pulling funds away from their “toxic” nominee to focus on the House and Senate.

Even so, Donald Trump has taken his focus of attack and turned it on the media, which is quickly absorbing the impact where people tend to agree more that the press is well-deserving of it. However, what appears to result from that is the chance that press freedoms and his threat to prevent The New York Times from having access to any of his events could be an example of his dictator-like qualities. But an apparent USA Today/Rock The Vote poll finds that the often sought young voter demographic, is fleeing from Donald Trump in mass droves, which is further proof that the press might be onto something.

The poll says that Clinton is beating Donald Trump 56 – 20 percent among those who are under 35.

According to the poll, it appears that Hillary Clinton has been able to consolidate the support of Millennials who initially made up much of Bernie Sanders’ demographic, which is the opposite of what the initial research reported during the primary.

Millennials don't want Donald Trump sitting with them.
Bernie Sanders' had the majority of the Millennial vote but now between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, they prefer Hillary. [Image by Steve Helber/AP photo]

The report published by USA Today says that the polls include a Millennials survey which is the third one conducted this year, as part of USA Today‘s One Nation initiative, polled 1,539 adults between the ages of 18-34 online via Ipsos between August 5 to 10.

Ipsos was also involved with the poll widely cited by the press which shows Donald Trump falling behind Hillary Clinton by 10 points.

The poll also breaks down by gender why Millennials feel Hillary Clinton is a better or a worst candidate than Donald Trump, but goes further into “feeling out” what the future holds for both parties based on the number of Millennials who are mostly siding with the Democratic Party.

“If the trend continues, the Democratic Party will have scored double-digit victories among younger voters in three consecutive elections, the first time that has happened since such data became readily available in 1952. That could shape the political affiliations of the largest generation in American history for years to follow.”

For instance, the feelings they have from the Republican National Convention are in the negative and pointed out as one of the reasons young voters started fleeing from Donald Trump. This is certainly the feeling of many Americans in general, as the convention was largely seen as four days of what many feels was an event full of fear-mongering and negativity.


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The report does not provide any different answers to why Millennials either support are against Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton outside of the common reasons for most Americans.

Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Baton Rouge, LA in February. His incendiary remarks throughout his campaign causes Millennial support to look towards Hillary. [Image by Gerald Herbert/AP Photo]

Throughout Donald Trump’s entire campaign, his voter-base is said to be made up of mostly uneducated, older, white, working-class males and appears to have remained the same.

Despite this, the polls overall — as of this writing — shows Hillary Clinton still leading by the same amount as this time last week, only briefly dropping or rising by 1 point, before coming back to the same 48-40 percent.

If the release of these types of polls and the news media’s focus on his attacks against them has shown anything it is that there is reason for many Americans to believe in the media’s bias against Donald Trump. However, third-party candidates appear to also gain some measure of popularity among the general voting population, as well as with Millennials, but not by very much.

Initially, when it was reported that Bernie Sanders was more popular among young voters he conceded the election to Clinton into the Democratic National Convention; more reports of clashes between Clinton’s voters and Sanders’ reasonably made it appear that the transition would be smooth in favor of the Democratic nominee, but since the event, the results show the support is a natural occurrence.

The polls have a margin of error of 4 points, but could serve as a relevant measurement against Donald Trump’s falling out with the American people in general.

[Photo by Kathy Willens/AP Images]