Maggie Lit --- Campus Reform
A Harvard University poll released today suggests that millennial voters now prefer a Republican controlled Senate.
The poll indicates that out of the 26 percent who say they will “definitely be voting in Nov.,” 51 percent of millennials prefer a GOP majority, while only 47 percent would opt for Democrats retaining control, according to the Washington Examiner.
The poll, initiated by Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), gave President Obama the second lowest grade in IOP polls since he took office in 2009, dropping to a 43 percent approval rating.
Harvard pollsters say the close percentages could indicate that millennials are still “up for grabs.” However, the 2014 poll shows an eight point gain for Republicans over the 2010 poll, which had millennials favoring Democrats 55 to 43 percent.
The poll’s results show that Republican millennial voters will outvote Democrats by a 12-point margin.
“Millennials could be a critical swing vote. Candidates for office: ignore millennial voters at your peril,” said Maggie Williams, IOP Director.
However, Harvard officials say millennials remain skeptical and dissatisfied with both parties.