WASHINGTON, August 15, 2016 – Hillary Clinton is winning over the millennial votes as Donald Trump’s campaign continues to spiral out of control. Recent polling has indicated that millennials are tired of the hateful messaging that Donald Trump continues to spew during his speeches and rallies.
In a newly released Rock the Vote poll, Clinton has more than 56 percent support of millenials. When Trump is pitted against Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Clinton, Trump only receives 18 percent. According to Rock the Vote, more than half say they lean toward the Democratic party.
Results of the polling show that Trump’s belief that he will draw millennials from the Sanders camp, may not happen in November. While Trump is attempting to run a general election campaign, he still spews his messages that many consider hateful and say they incite violence across the country.
Clinton’s support of millenials is strongly divided between young men and young women. Clinton receives more than 50 percent support from young men. Low support from women may be showing that they are not excited about electing the first female president, like Clinton believes they are.
If these numbers hold up, Democrats would have gained major victories for the last three elections. This could change the political landscape and possible give the Democrats the edge heading into the next midterm elections and the 2020 presidential election.
Bernie's true supporters went with him–to Hillary.
Clinton gets Sanders supporters, leads Trump among Millennials https://t.co/qRxWnS80gy
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) August 15, 2016
According to Gallup, Trump receives lower support than what Nixon received in 1972, while Vietnam protests were breaking out. President Obama was able to secure votes from millennials which allowed him to claim victory in 2008 and 2012. Despite Clinton gaining strong support from millennials, people have become less interested in the election. Millennials started out engaged with election while Bernie Sanders was still competing but after he dropped out some Sanders supporters have decided to stay home and not vote, because of their dislike of both Clinton and Trump.
In order to win this election Trump needs to win back support from millennials by changing his messaging to only focus on policy and his strategy to make America great again. Trump’s message continues to be negative despite the campaign saying they would tone down his message. As Trump continues to spiral out of control, Republicans are beginning to get worried and are trying to figure out how to prevent Trump from losing.