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New Poll Reveals How Young Adults See Trump's Presidency - It's Not Good

A majority of young Americans not only disapprove of President Trump’s job performance; they do not even consider him the country’s rightful leader.

A “GenForward” poll released this week showed that 57 percent of millennials believe Trump is “illegitimate.” That view is especially common among racial minorities, including 74 percent of African-Americans and 71 percent of Latinos. Only white people, by a narrow 53 percent majority, accept the president’s legitimacy.

The pollsters were the University of Chicago’s Black Youth Project and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, according to the Daily Mail. The survey of 1,750 members of the millennial generation found that only 22 percent have a favorable opinion of Trump. That is even worse than a recent Gallup poll, which indicated the president enjoyed the support of just 37 percent of all voters.

Regarding the administration’s Russian scandal, most of the GenForward survey respondents said they feared the Russians were holding information they could use to blackmail Trump. The poll took place just after FBI Director James Comey announced an investigation of Russia’s attempts to interfere with last year’s presidential election. Agents also are looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.

Slight majorities of Latino and Asian-American millennials, as well as 49 percent of African-Americans, agreed with the statement that the Russian government tried to influence the outcome of the White House race. Comey told the House Intelligence Committee that Russian leader Vladimir Putin, an outspoken critic of Clinton, wanted Trump to win the election.

When asked whether the United States is “on the right track” and “headed in the right direction,” most young people replied in the negative. They also did not approve of Vice President Mike Pence. Twenty-nine percent of young white voters expressed disapproval of his actions. The majority also gave low marks to presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway and White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon.

The common definition of millennials is those born between 1982 and 2000. They make up the biggest and most diverse generational group, according to the Daily Mail.

Source: Mail Online
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