A new Florida Millennials poll revealed that only 34 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 29 feel represented by their political leaders.
The poll, conducted by Generation Opportunity, a large non-profit focused on engaging young people in the political and economic discussion, also found that 89 percent of young people say the poor economy impacts their daily life.
“These numbers should serve as a sobering wake-up call to elected officials who continue to pursue an agenda that stifles job creation and stymies economic growth,” said Paul T. Conway, president of Generation Opportunity. “Through no fault of their own, millions of Sunshine State Millennials, ages 18-29, are suffering the consequences of failed leadership in Washington, DC.”
Many young people have had to forgo or change normal aspects of their day-to-day life like independent living situations, vacations and having a car because the economic climate is so bleak and there is little leadership from the government. More than 45 percent of young Floridians have had to even reduce their budget for necessary goods like food and groceries.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stirred the crowd Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention Tuesday when he said, ”Real leaders don’t follow polls, they change polls.” Mitt Romney has a high bar to reach if he wants to become that desperately needed leader in November, but the generations behind him could certainly benefit from his proposed policies to increase job creation.