“Are you between the ages of 18-34? Can you name one — just one — of your home state’s senators?
Congrats! You did better than more than three-fourths of people your age. That’s right — 77 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds in the new survey could not name even one US senator in their home state.”
Young people are planning to turn out the vote in 2016. And they have a clear choice at this point about who they want to be the nation’s next president.
Those are some of the highlights from Fusion’s Massive Millennial Poll, which surveyed 1000 people aged 18-34 about everything from politics to dating to race issues. The poll provides a barometer of millennials’ priorities and preferred candidates ahead of the 2016 presidential election. (Click here for more poll stories.)
For one thing, they say they’re increasingly engaged ahead of the all-important election — but it’s also clear they’re not very well-informed. And they think government can help them, particularly in an area where they’ve struggled to get ahead — in their jobs.
Young people are ‘ready for Hillary’
Right now, young people want former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to become the nation’s first female president in 2017.
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