According to a new poll, Millennials favor Hillary Clinton to become president in 2016, with Rep. Paul Ryan leading the vote for Republican nominees.
USA Today’s OnPolitics blog reported that a new poll by cable outlet Fusion TV found that over 50 percent of respondents between 18 and 34 years of age want Clinton in 2016. Only 33 percent would vote Republican.
As to those who picked the GOP, 16 percent said they would like to see Wisconsin Congressman and 2012 GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan top the GOP ticket. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (11 percent) and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (9 percent) were a close second and third. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Texas Senator Ted Cruz tied at 8 percent.
But “I don’t know” garnered 25 percent in the poll, showing that the GOP has a long way to go to reach younger voters.
As to Democrats, Clinton ran away with it at 58 percent of the vote. Next came gaffe-master Vice President Joe Biden at 13 percent, with left-wing Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren a distant 9 percent. 15 percent said the “didn’t know” for a Democrat candidate.
Of importance is the fall from grace that President Obama has suffered with Millennials. Only 13 percent said they were “very satisfied” with Obama’s presidency, while 26 percent said they were “very disappointed.”
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