The reality that America is becoming great again under Pres. Donald J. Trump has been an absolute nightmare for Democrats, and another voting demographic is trending Republican.
A recent poll released by Reuters/Ipsos shows that young white Americans who predominately voted Democrat in the 2016 election are switching affiliation at a significant rate. Reuters, one of the few news organization that holds its staff to a standard of impartiality, conducted a three-month poll earlier this year. The survey mirrored one done during the same time frame in 2016 and the numbers have changed significantly.
In 2016, young white Americans backed the Democratic Party at a percentage of 47 to 33. But with Pres. Trump and the Republican economic policies in full swing, the voting interests of this demographic have vastly changed. Approximately 9 percent of white voters between 18 and 34 have shifted their allegiance to the Republican Party.
Young white professionals are graduating from college and technical institutions to find a vibrant jobs market rich with opportunity. Those already in the workforce are discovering robust wage increases and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act sparked thousands in bonuses as companies enjoy rising tax incentives. The key words for white professionals have been “economic growth.”
The GDP growth rate has been gaining steam and 2018 second quarter estimates are hovering around 4 percent. Some are claiming it could go vertical to as high as 4.5 percent, which would be the fastest growth since the Great Depression. Others have it as low as 3.8 percent, which would still far outpace the sluggish Obama-era economy.
During Obama’s last three years in office, his one-time quarterly high was only 3.2 percent with an annual GDP growth rate of only 2.9 percent in 2015. In 2016, the average dropped to a job-killing 1.5 percent for the year. What’s even worse is that in the first quarter of 2014, economic growth was in the negative at a minus 0.9 percent.
Under the Pres. Trump and the Republicans, young white voting professionals are staring at a forecast that runs between excellent and record-setting. The swift pace of the economy has presented Millennial voters with real opportunity. Higher paying jobs are emerging, companies are expanding, and the Democrats want to repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Under the current administration, immigration reform and border security have become top priorities. Although the left has pressed the issue as racial in nature in an effort to divide hard-working citizens, the facts have surfaced that illegal immigration suppresses wages.
Open borders policies have been advocated by Democratic leadership that includes U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Front-runners for the Democratic nob for president in 2020 also support mass illegal immigration. They include the likes of Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris and others.
Open borders and mass illegal immigration cause the most damage to non-college educated workers. Illegals are willing to undercut minimum wage standards and take jobs away from U.S. citizens. With the economy booming, it would be against working Americans’ interests to basically vote for the party trying to give their jobs to foreigners.
Democrats are supporting upwards of 1.5 million illegal immigrants entering the country and taking away American jobs each year. In 10 years, that could reach 15 million unskilled labor jobs lost to foreigners. That’s why young white working-class Americans are turning their back on Democrats.
While the Reuters poll shows a sharp decline in support among white Millennials, the overall numbers look even more dim for the left.
During the run-up to the 2016 election, 55 percent of voters between 18 and 34 said they favored Democrats over Pres. Trump. That number has declined to 46 percent with Republican support rising from 27 to 28 percent. In terms of the midterm congressional election, it’s now a dead heat at 39 percent for each party.
Growing up in a lengthy recession allowed Democrats to fool young people that struggling with debt was an economic reality. The astonishing economic turnaround in less that two years has proven otherwise. Hard-working young Americans want the opportunities they deserve and they’re ready to vote Republican to get them.
~ Conservative Zone