Two-thirds of youth fearful about America’s future, prefer Democratic control of Congress, Harvard youth poll finds

A new national poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds by Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the Kennedy School of Government, finds that two-thirds of young Americans (67%) are more fearful than hopeful about America’s future. Less than one year before the 2018 midterm elections, likely young American voters […] Read more »

The Millennials are coming

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, was a big night for Democrats. Democrats won a lot of races they were not expected to win, especially in the well-educated suburbs that were supposed to make the difference for Hillary Clinton last year, but didn’t. One thing that stuck out to me, though, was […] Read more »

An 11th-Hour Raid by the Wealthiest Baby Boomers

The baby boom is being evicted from the penthouse of American politics. And on the way out, it has decided to trash the place. That’s probably the best way to understand the generational implications of the tax legislation Republicans are driving through Congress. The House and Senate measures shower enormous […] Read more »

Millennial poll: 71% want a third political party; 63% disapprove of job President Trump is doing

A strong majority of millennials — 71 percent — say the Republican and Democratic parties do such a poor job of representing the American people that a third major party is needed, according to the results of a new NBC News/GenForward poll. Sixty-three percent of millennials disapprove of the way […] Read more »

Historic turnout of young voters in Virginia election poses problem for Republicans

As bad as the overall outcome of Virginia’s recent election was for Republicans, there was one facet of the vote that raises special alarm for the party’s future. That’s the performance of young voters, who came out in historic numbers and overwhelmingly cast their ballots for the Democratic candidate for […] Read more »

Top Five Takeaways from the 2017 Elections

The 2017 elections were quite a revelation. Pretty much everywhere where the Republicans could have lost, they lost. … One must be cautious in reading too much into any one election, especially a non-federal one where electoral contests were irregularly scattered around the country. But there are some important takeaways […] Read more »

GenForward Poll on Race: Most Millennials of Color Say Trump is Racist; Whites Split

… The most racially and ethnically diverse generation in American history believes racism is a major problem in the U.S. and getting worse. Simultaneously, nearly one third of whites (32%) say racism exists but is not a major problem. Nearly half (48%) of white Millennials believe discrimination against them is […] Read more »