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There are no Sanders movement - GE voting numbers - millenials turnout rate is down and more diverse

CIRCLE’s analysis of the national exit poll data also suggests that levels of racial and ethnic diversity among the youth electorate were consistent with the previous two presidential elections: overall, millennial voters are more diverse than the rest of the electorate.

About half the number of eligible voters between the ages of 18 and 29 (whom we’ll refer to as “millennials,” although millennials also include people in their early-to-mid-30s) cast ballots in this election. That rate falls well below the estimated general voter turnout rate of roughly 58 percent. About 55 percent of those millennial voters supported Clinton, as compared to the 60 percent who supported Obama in 2012, according to CIRCLE’s analysis. Conversely, youth support from Republicans remained relatively constant: Trump got about 37 percent of the youth vote, roughly equivalent to what Mitt Romney received in 2012.


That gap in millennial support this year is evident in the increase in support for third-party candidates (from 3 percent nationally in 2012 to 8 percent this year) and potentially lower voter turnout, particularly in swing states. Although millennials nationwide still favored Democrats by 18 points, that margin of support was 5 percentage points lower than in 2012, and more than 20 points lower in some of the swing states that Obama won and Clinton lost.

Posted by factfinder_77 | Sat Feb 18, 2017, 12:06 PM (71 replies)

Midtterm elections 2018: All 33 seats in Senate class 1 + All 435 voting seats in House up for grabs


The 2018 United States elections will mostly be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. These midterm elections will take place in the middle of Republican President Donald Trump's term. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. 39 state and territorial governorships and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested.

Class 1 consists of:

States with a Class 1 senator: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.


It won’t be a surprise if the election will be a protest vote against the mad "trumpish" delusional polarized politics, with health care, environment, economic reforms, anti corruption and openness “ie..show the taxes,” as the centerpiece.
democratic and independent voters will show up in masse and give the repubs a clear and definitive message.

Posted by factfinder_77 | Sat Feb 18, 2017, 09:33 AM (8 replies)

PEW: 56% of Americans disapprove of Trumps job performance. 46% disapprove STRONGLY.

56% of Americans disapprove of Trump’s job performance. 46% disapprove STRONGLY. It’s not just Beltway elitists over our G’town cocktails


Posted by factfinder_77 | Sat Feb 18, 2017, 08:32 AM (4 replies)

Establishment Democrats Order Sanders to Fall in Line, Play Nice

Source: The Observer

Rift between reform oriented progressives and establishment widens

On February 14, an anonymous senator criticized Sen. Bernie Sanders in an interview with The Hill for calling out the 13 Democratic senators who did not support his amendment to export cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and abroad. Additionally, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer scheduled a meeting with Sanders and the senators to chastise Sanders. The Hill reported, “Democratic sources say Schumer convened the meeting not only to salve rankled feelings but also to send a message to the Vermont senator: Play nice with others.

Read more: http://observer.com/2017/02/bernie-sanders-progressives-establishment-democratic-party/
Posted by factfinder_77 | Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:43 AM (2 replies)
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