Voters under the age of 35 aren’t quite the loyal Democratic followers they once were, and new poll indicates that may be cause for concern for the Democrats’ current 2016 favorite.
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds millennials — those under the age of 35 — have soured on Hillary Clinton, with her approval rating among that demographic plunging to 42 percent today from 60 percent back in 2009.
The Democratic party as a whole has seen a similar decline: Over the same period, the party’s approval rating among millennials dropped to 36 percent from near 50 percent in 2009.
Despite the decline in Democrats’ popularity, Republicans haven’t made up ground since 2009. The party’s approval rating remaining relatively unchanged: It stands at 27 percent today, ticking upward only slightly from 26 percent in 2009.