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Can Trump bring millennials into the GOP?

"I believe we will see these new young conservatives become involved as activists, conservative bloggers and hopefully even candidates for office," said New Hampshire Rep. Yvonne Dean-Bailey. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

“I believe we will see these new young conservatives become involved as activists, conservative bloggers and hopefully even candidates for office,” said New Hampshire Rep. Yvonne Dean-Bailey. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

No polling was more wrong last November than those predicting how millennials would vote. More than 2 million more millennials voted for President Trump than was forecast by millennial polling averages. He polled at 25 percent among people under 30, but won 37 percent of this demographic. That’s a higher percentage than the Republican nominees in 2012 or 2008.

Despite this, however, 37 percent is still only 37 percent. With protests flaring up across the country and more young people taking to social media, Trump and the Republican Party have to wonder about their future. In 2016, millennials overtook all other generations as the biggest voting bloc in the nation.

Will young citizens get more conservative as they age? Can Trump help bring more young voters into the GOP? Or will young people be scared away from the party by Trump’s controversial style?

Thought leaders and the most successful activists and organizers on the Right aren’t sure what to expect in the next four years.

 


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