It is just possible that Donald Trump will Make America Great Again.
However he may not do it by getting elected. He may bring America together by uniting people in a common effort to defeat him. Many Republicans, independents, and Democrats agree that a Donald Trump presidency would ensure the end of our country. From nuclear war to evisceration of the U.S. Constitution, a Trump Presidency is the greatest threat to our country since the Civil War. The outrage of millennials in the election season is a measure of the danger of a Trump presidency. Young people are notorious for being “all throat and no vote.” However Trump may inspire them to turn out and vote. If so Trump’s loss will be epic. Young people tend to be liberal. More than 80% of voters under age 30, voted for Bernie Sanders.
Millennials are the most educated generation in American history, by both total degrees and share of college graduates.
It is Trump’s unbridled bigotry that is most offensive to millennials. One young voter explained: “I get worried about the bigoted element of our country, and that they will stick with Trump regardless of his stupidity.” If the trend continues, the Democratic Party will have scored double-digit victories among younger voters in three consecutive elections, the first time that has happened since such data became readily available in 1952. That could shape the political affiliations of the largest generation in American history for years to follow.
In the new survey, half of those under 35 say they identify with or lean toward the Democrats; just 20% identify with or lean toward the Republicans. Seventeen percent are independents, and another 12% either identify with another party or don’t know. Trump’s weakness among younger voters is unprecedented, lower even than the 32% of the vote that the Gallup Organization calculates Richard Nixon received among 18-to-29-year-old voters in 1972, an era of youthful protests against the Vietnam War.
Thus Donald Trump may inspire young people to vote in numbers we haven’t ever seen. Current estimates are that there are 75.4 Million Millennials in America. In 2012 an estimated 126 million people voted. Thus the Millennial vote could account for over half of the voters in the 2016 election, and could determine the outcome. However the gender gap in this election may be the greatest ever. Some would say that it is because a woman is on the ticket. However that wasn’t enough in 2008 to carry the election for Hillary. The fact is that Trump is so offensive to women, that most women would vote for anyone opposing Donald Trump. It is speculated that at least 56% of the overall vote in 2016 will be female. It is estimated that over 14 million more women will vote than will men. Only 29% of women have even a “somewhat favorable opinion of Trump.”
The combination of Millennials and women voting should be a clear indication that the loss of Donald Trump in 2016 will be unprecedented. It is therefore not surprising that Trump is already starting to make excuses for his loss. It doesn’t take a political expert to see that Donald Trump has proceeded to alienate women, Millenials, Blacks, Hispanics, the Disabled, the Military, and Muslim Americans. Trump will be left with only a few old white men voting for him.
They might stay home for fear their spouse will poison their dinner if they vote for Trump!