During the first three months of both 2016 and 2018, Reuters/Ipsos queried roughly 65,000 millenials on a range of issues, and their political affiliation. It was a credible poll—its margin for error no more than one percent—and what it showed suggests that even younger generations have begun to rethink their typically overwhelming allegiance to the Left.
In 2016, 55% of the surveyed youths reported that “if the election for U.S. Congress were held today,” they would vote for the Democratic congressional candidate in their respective districts. Only 27% supported the idea of a Republican representative in the House, with the remaining 18% unsure.
But in 2018, the same question prompted a significantly different response: While outright Republican support was much the same, standing around 28%, support for a potential Democratic nominee had dropped to 46%, and the margin of those stranded between had risen to 26%.