According to a new poll administered by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV, a majority of young Americans believe that President Trump is racist, dishonest, and “mentally unfit” to serve as president.
This brutal poll of future voters found that Trump’s approval rating among Americans aged 15 to 34 is a low 33%, which is 9 points lower than all adults combined.
60 percent of young people described Trump as “mentally unfit” for office, 62 percent called him “generally dishonest,” and 63 percent said he “is a racist.”
When asked what advice the young people would give Trump regarding his Twitter habit, 49 percent said they would tell him to “delete your account.”
Overall, more than 7 in 10 young Americans said Trump “doesn’t reflect my personal values.”
“Trump doesn’t care about us,” Nicole Martin, a 27-year-old African-American graduate student, told The Associated Press. “I’m not going to say he’s unfit like he has schizophrenia. I do kind of think he’s twisted in the head. He just comes off as disgusting to me.”
All of the respondents to the survey will be old enough to vote in the next presidential election. And they will make up the largest share of the electorate in 2018 and 2020 if they voted as the same rate as older Americans. But traditionally, younger people have had lower voter turnout, especially in the midterm elections.
In 2014, only 20 percent of the 18-29-year-olds voted. But, the poll did show that young Americans are becoming more engaged in politics. Almost half of those who responded said they are watching politics more closely since Trump’s election.
The new activism prompted by the Parkland high school students seems to be having an impact on the generation. The poll found that young people are more focused on guns than any other issue, 21 percent of the respondents say gun laws are their top concern.
Trump’s numbers are the lowest among the nation’s youngest voters. Do you think they will rally together enough to influence the next election?