Maxine Waters: Republicans are scared that Trump will 'take them down'

Adjust Comment Print

As many as 46 percent of USA voters aged between 18 to 34 said they would vote for the Democratic candidate over the Republican in their congressional district, down 9 percentage points from the same period in 2016, the Reuters-Ipsos poll showed.

That's a problem for House Republicans, as the Democrats only need to win 23 seats to flip the majority.

"Every time somebody's had a ballot in front of them, since Donald Trump was elected, we significantly outperformed", Maloney said Friday.

The poll is said to have surveyed young voters during the first three months of this year and the same period in 2016. While the Democrats tout environment and social justice as key draws, the millennials who spoke to Reuters want mainly one thing: a stable economy. That's a shift from two years ago, when they said Democrats had the better plan by a 12-point margin.

The numbers were nearly identical to last month's special election, in a southwestern Pennsylvania district where Democrats had not hit 40 percent in the past five elections, declining to field a candidate in 2014 and 2016.

While overall numbers dropped from 55% of support of Democrats in 2016 compared to 46% today, the biggest increase in Republican support was seen among young white men, 36% of whom supported the party in 2016 compared to 46% today.

Reed, now 28, grew more supportive of gun rights, for instance, while married to her now ex-husband, a U.S. Navy technician.

According to Christopher Galdieri, a politics professor at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire's Democrats have an early edge in voter enthusiasm after a string of victories in races for state legislative seats.

At a campaign event at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, Mindi Messmer, one of eight Democrats running in the primary election, touted her work as an environmental crusader.

Howver, students in the crowd also raised many other issues, notably the local economy.

He told Reuters he voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, but he will consider a Republican for Congress because he believes the GOP is making it easier to find jobs and he applauds the recent Republican-led tax cut.

The generation is split on whether the Democrats or the Republicans are better to run the economy, but two years ago, the generation heavily favored Democrats. Republican National Committee spokeswoman Cassie Smedile said the poll indicates that young voters "like what they've seen" from the party in power, ' the analysis said.

"Well, first of all, he's absolutely correct that I am encouraging impeachment, but he's incorrect when he says and implies that at the rallies people are saying he's done nothing wrong", Waters said.