The left has been steadily predicting a massive blue wave come November. They’re hoping legions of “woke” Millennials pledge their support to the DNC, and show those dusty old Republican farts a thing or two about winning. Also how to use Snapchat.
One problem. Those avocado-chomping Millennials are bailing on Democrats in yuge numbers:
Enthusiasm for the Democratic Party is waning among millennials as its candidates head into the crucial midterm congressional elections, according to the Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll.
Their support for Democrats over Republicans for Congress slipped by about 9 percentage points over the past two years, to 46 percent overall. And they increasingly say the Republican Party is a better steward of the economy.
Wait, it gets worse:
Two years ago, young white people favored Democrats over Republicans for Congress by a margin of 47 to 33 percent; that gap vanished by this year, with 39 percent supporting each party.
The shift was especially dramatic among young white men, who two years ago favored Democrats but now say they favor Republicans over Democrats by a margin of 46 to 37 percent, the Reuters/Ipsos poll showed.
Maybe demonizing white men at every opportunity isn’t a wise idea. Just a guess.
Secondly, as people get older, more mature, and make more of their own money, they become less socialist and want to keep more of their own money. Which plays out in this new poll:
Terry Hood, 34, an African-American who works at a Dollar General store in Baton Rouge, said he voted for Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
But he will consider a Republican for Congress because he believes the party is making it easier to find jobs and he applauds the recent Republican-led tax cut.
“It sounds strange to me to say this about the Republicans, but they’re helping with even the small things,” Hood said in a phone interview. “They’re taking less taxes out of my paycheck. I notice that.”
He’s not the only example either. Basic maturity and gaining more life experience tends to shift people to the right.
Ashley Reed, a white single mother of three in New Hampshire, said a teenage fascination with Democrat Barack Obama led her to support his presidency in 2008. But her politics evolved with her personal life.
Reed, now 28, grew more supportive of gun rights, for instance, while married to her now ex-husband, a U.S. Navy technician. She lost faith in social welfare programs she came to believe were misused. She opposed abortion after having children.
So she lived life a little and got a different, more realistic perspective. No wonder the Democrats like to target the uninformed.
Something tells me those aren’t the stats leftists were hoping to see.
People like having jobs and money in their pocket. A crazy idea, I know. As opposed to batsh*t leftists who make empty promises of prosperity who also extoll the virtues of bread lines. “Food tastes better when you’ve gone without it for a week. Plus, we’d save millions in fat camp expenses. It’s a double whammy!”
In essence, though not necessarily going full Republican, Millennial types are growing wise to the left’s economic chicanery. Think about this: most Millennials have never been in the job force during a tax cut. We’re the generation which came of age during September 11th. Younger Millennials may not even remember the terror attack. Obama’s time as president didn’t allow Millennials long dips in pools full of cash. But as they age and become more experienced in the workforce, monetary perks come with it.
Democrats are still crowing about “the rich paying their fair share.” Promising to take money from those who earn and give to those who do not. Contrast that with the Republicans who passed a tax cut for those earners. If you’re making your own money now like a lot of Millennials, and one party wants to take your money where the other wants to let you keep more of it, while enabling even more job and career possibilities, who do you side with?
Many young people are socialists when they haven’t any money. Then when they’re making money, suddenly they’re not as keen to spread their wealth around.
~ Co-written by Corey Stallings and Courtney Kirchoff