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Post-election poll: Trump’s popularity with millennials rises

The media would like you to believe that everyone under 35 is either cowering in fear of a Trump presidency or taking to the streets to protest it. In reality, more millennials support the President-elect than at any other time since he announced his bid for the White House in June 2015. According to a […]

2016 Polling Error: What went wrong?

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President-elect Trump’s victory on Election Day shocked the nation, not only because he had never run for public office before, or because he had faced a series of scandals regarding his treatment of women – but because the most widely respected polls predicted that he would lose to Hillary Clinton. Stats guru Nate Silver issued […]

How third-party voters may have stopped Hillary’s presidency

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, where she conceded her defeat to Republican Donald Trump after the hard-fought presidential election. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Donald Trump defied the polls and shocked the media and the political establishment when he took several states considered “safe” and blue and turned them light red, managing to defeat Hillary Clinton in an unprecedented upset fueled by millennials and third-party voters. Exit polls reveal how this race, which seemed all but certain for Clinton, slipped out of […]

Trump winning the youth vote in a critical swing state

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The youth vote hasn’t always been kind to Republicans, especially Donald Trump — but new polling out of one critical swing state shows that some millennials may break for the billionaire. A Des Moines Register poll released on Saturday showed Trump holding an impressive seven-point lead overall against Hillary Clinton; his lead was so large in fact […]

Rand Paul leads big in new Kentucky poll, thanks to millennial support

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After a heated debate this week between Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and his opponent Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, new polling shows Paul has this race on lock. A poll conducted by Western Kentucky University’s Social Science Research Center shows Paul winning 55 percent of likely voters and Gray winning just 39 percent. Paul is leading Gray […]

Half of millennials have $0 saved for retirement: Social Security won’t save us, either

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Every finance class covers saving for retirement, whether it’s through a company-provided 401k or a personal IRA, however, a recent poll found that a large chunk of millennials aren’t saving for retirement at all and that’s set to become a serious problem if it doesn’t change soon. A GenForward poll, conducted by the Black Youth […]

Major poll: Trump has higher favorables than Clinton for the first time

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Donald Trump can look in the mirror this morning and say, “you like me, you really like me, ” and it actually means something. For the first time, the Republican nominee has higher favorable numbers than Hillary Clinton. The ABC/Washington Post daily tracking poll, released on Monday, showed Clinton on a downward trend with a […]

Trump jumps 13% with millennials in October

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Pollsters agree that the presidential race has tightened significantly over the remaining weeks before Election Day, and that’s in no small part because of Donald Trump’s surge with millennial voters. According to the latest YouGov poll, the Republican nominee has regained ground with the base of young Republicans since the first debate and now stands […]

Poll: Johnson’s millennial supporters admit they’re “likely” to abandon him

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As Election Day draws closer, young voters are beginning to accept their fate and declare their support for Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, support for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is beginning to flame out. While his campaign has been bolstered by millennials, the new Harvard Institute of Politics poll shows nearly 40 percent of his young supporters are “likely” to […]

“Under Attack”: Millennials are living in fear — and have no faith in Washington

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An overwhelming amount of young Americans are living in fear. In fact, more millennials are fearful about the future of the United States rather than hopeful, according to the Harvard Institute of Politics’ new youth poll. White females were the most likely to be afraid (60%), closely followed by white males (54%), while young blacks and Hispanics were […]

Down by 12% or tied? Which poll is right? Here’s how you can tell

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If there’s one question I’ve received more than any other in this election, it’s, “what’s going on with the polls?” Some say Hillary Clinton is going to win in the biggest landslide since Reagan in 1984; others say she has a slight lead similar to Obama’s in 2012, while a few say that Trump will […]

The most accurate poll of 2012 has Trump winning

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Hillary Clinton continues to dominate Donald Trump in nearly all the national polls at this moment in the election. Except for one. And it just so happens to be the most accurate poll of the 2012 election. The Investor’s Business Daily/TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence (IBD/TIPP) poll released on Wednesday shows Trump is leading Clinton by one […]

No, ‘Rock the Vote’: Trump isn’t losing millennials by 50%

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As this election winds down to the last few weeks, politicos and television personalities have become obsessed with polls. Some have been conducted accurately, some inaccurately — but none have been worse and more far off than the USA Today/Rock the Vote survey of millennial voters. Polls don’t exist in isolation; most serious political analysts […]

#GiantMeteor2016: Millions of millennials would choose death over voting for Clinton or Trump

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Nearly a quarter of Americans ages 18 to 35 would rather see a giant meteor strike the Earth than see either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the White House, according to the new UMass Lowell/Odyssey millennial poll released today. Yes, you read that right. The poll asked millennials to choose their preference between Clinton, Trump, […]

Giving up: Neither campaign is trying to win millennials, poll shows

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Interest in the upcoming election is high among young voters, who make up the largest potential voting block in 2016, however only 30 percent of millennials have been contacted by a campaign or political party this year. New research from the non-partisan Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts […]

Poll: More millennials support weed than plan on ‘definitely voting’

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Millennials care more about legalizing marijuana than they care about the election. In a new Pew Research Center poll, 71 percent of millennials aged 18-35 support the legalization of marijuana, which more than doubled from 34 percent in 2006 in the same age group. Compare that number to the 47 percent of millennials who say […]

Pew: Most millennials support stay-at-home moms (and dads)

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The majority of millennials believe that children are better off if one parent stays at home while the other parent works, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Among survey participants between the ages of 18-29, 54 percent say one parent saying at home to tend to the family is better for their children. […]

YouGov claims Clinton won debate. Their data says otherwise.

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YouGov issued a snapshot result of the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and declared that a plurality of undecided voters thought that the Democratic nominee won the night. According to their poll released on late Sunday night, Clinton had a slim victory over Trump among undecided voters 44 to 41 percent. […]

Hillary’s lead with millennials shrinks by 66% since August

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A new poll released on Monday showed that Hillary Clinton hasn’t stopped the bleeding from her support since early in September. Bloomberg Politics reported that Donald Trump now leads Clinton by two points nationally, with Gary Johnson and Jill Stein falling further behind in the polls. The Republican nominee had 43 percent, the Democrat had 41 […]

Shock poll: Trump beating Clinton with millennials in Illinois

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Hillary Clinton’s inability to attract millennials is causing her to lose ground in swing states — and even safe Democratic states like Illinois. A Loras College Public Opinion Survey released on Monday showed Donald Trump beat Clinton among millennials in Obama’s home state. While the former first lady led the billionaire by 14 percent overall, she lost […]