CULTURE: Do Millennials want change?
In the wake of a subjectively traumatic electoral vote result, eyes have opened and the future of America is shifting - for good or worse - do millennials know their worth?
Thousands of people, mainly under the age of 29, have took to the streets of there states to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protests on this level, especially after a US Presidential Election, has never occurred, at least at this measure. What does that say, America.
A map claiming to reflect the votes from millennial surfaced on Wednesday, November 9th, however, according to various online news outlets such as CNET, this map was generated in October via Survey Monkey and many millennials did not actually show up to vote. Check out the map and an excerpt from the NPR interview below and tell us: Do millennials want change and what should we be doing to see it?
In a recent NPR interview with Asma Khalid, Byline& Audie Cornish, Host:
CORNISH: Now, Barack Obama won the majority of that vote in the last election. So tell us what the deal was with Hillary Clinton.
KHALID: So she did win you could say a majority of millennial voters as well, but there was not that same level of enthusiasm and support. And that was a problem for her. You know, both I should say Donald Trump and Mitt Romney did equally poorly with millennial voters, so I don't want to sort of dismiss the fact that he was not popular. They both got about 37 percent of voters under the age of 29.
The problem, though, for Hillary Clinton is that she did under perform Barack Obama. And I was looking at a state-by-state breakdown in all of the battleground states. And I would say she did remarkably worse in some very important battleground states. You know, I think there was this assumption maybe that Katy Perry or Beyonce could kind of pull out the vote in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania. But if you look at a state like Florida, Hillary Clinton won young voters, and her margin of victory, though, was nowhere near as big as Obama's. It was 16 percentage points less than President Obama's.