During the 2016 election, Donald Trump ran and won against both the Democratic and Republican parties because American voters felt they were too out of touch. Nearly six months have passed since election day, but not much has changed, especially among younger voters.
The Washington Post/ABC poll released on Sunday showed that 38 percent of American felts that Trump was in touch with the concerns of most people in America, while 58 percent said he wasn’t in touch.
Part of the reason the poll is so dismal for Trump is that it samples all adults and not just registered voters who tend to be more informed and more Republican on average.
Among Americans under the age of 50, about 35 percent of voters believe Trump is in touch with the average American.
While that is not an ideal number for the President, the Democrats and Republicans fair far worse.
It speaks volumes to how most Americans feel about the establishment parties, why voters gravitated so quickly to Trump and Bernie Sanders during the 2016 election, and why so many other candidates are trying to copy that formula.