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Old 03-04-2017, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Austin
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They say since that the next generation is overwhelmingly liberal and anti Republican
But they grow up when they have to work and learn how to live in the real world. That makes lots of people change.
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Old 03-04-2017, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Trieste
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Usually young people begin with being liberal to leftist, in most cases, and once they get graduated, find a job and start a family they move to the center, if not right

but!

due to the crisis and unequality a lot of guy struggle to find a job, start a family etc

so they're going to stay Lib for a lot longer than one may expect
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Old 03-04-2017, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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They say since that the next generation is overwhelmingly liberal and anti Republican
Who is "they"? Current liberals? "They" always say that.

Millennials are more conservative than Boomers or Gen Xers were at their age, study finds - LA Times
Millennials more conservative than you may think - CNN.com

"they" are probably the same people who can't accept that Hillary lost and that democrats losing 1000+ seats across the US over the last 8 years means the country is tilting left.
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Old 03-04-2017, 01:45 PM
 
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This is true.
Not really. Why would you suddenly start to vote for massive corruption and puppets of the big money donor class just because you start earning $40-50 000 a year? It makes no sense. The GOP is basically a front group for the Chamber of Commerce and billionaire lobbyists. They dont care about Joe Sixpack. So why should the 99% care about them?
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Old 03-04-2017, 01:49 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Young people always start out liberal. But once you work for a living, own property, a car, pay taxes, have kids... once you grow up..... you become republican. Low information voters remain democrats.
Funny....I was the opposite. Started out republican and gradually became more of a democrat. When I was younger everything was about myself and what is mine is mine, screw everyone else. With age I have found sympathy for the less fortunate and sacrifice for the greater good to be much more satisfying.
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:05 PM
 
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Demographics are clearly not on the side of the Republicans, in large part because the liberals have taken over the schools. Most kids get a steady liberal indoctrination throughout their school years, and it sticks for the majority of them.

The other demographic on the Democrats side is the sheer volume of poor uneducated immigrants (legal and illegal). The next Democrat President will likely continue what Obama started of making it easy for illegals to vote, and he/she will make sure the Justice Dept does not allow any investigation into voter fraud.

The country bought 4 years with Trump, but it's likely that is all we have for him to undo some of the damage done by Obama. They won't make the same mistake of putting up as pathetic a candidate as Hillary was again.
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:18 PM
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Young people always start out liberal. But once you work for a living, own property, a car, pay taxes, have kids... once you grow up..... you become republican. Low information voters remain democrats.
you got that somewhat wrong..


as people age they tend to become relatively more conservative, but it has to do with risk management. As people age they tend to have more to lose. Thus they tend to prefer the status quo..


another point that gets over looked is that what is considered liberal 30 years ago is considered centrist today.

ie weed, sex outside of marriage as such like.
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:41 PM
 
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Rather than growing more conservative as they grow older, there's some evidence that most people are shaped by the political positions dominant at the time they reach adulthood and tend to stick with that political position for life.

Millennials have thus far been overwhelmingly Democrat, although their rate of support for Hillary (55%) was far below their support for Barack Obama (60%) and their turnout rate of 50% was well below the overall rate.

Another factor is the younger the generation of voters, the higher the minority percentage of the generation.

The politics of American generations: How age affects attitudes and voting behavior | Pew Research Center

https://ww2.kqed.org/lowdown/2016/11...ennials-voted/

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Old 03-04-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: NoVA
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Rather than growing more conservative as they grow older, there's some evidence that most people are shaped by the political positions dominant at the time they reach adulthood and tend to stick with that political position for life.

Millennials have thus far been overwhelmingly Democrat, although their rate of support for Hillary (55%) was far below their support for Barack Obama (60%) and their turnout rate of 50% was well below the overall rate.

Another factor is the younger the generation of voters, the higher the minority percentage of the generation.

The politics of American generations: How age affects attitudes and voting behavior | Pew Research Center

https://ww2.kqed.org/lowdown/2016/11...ennials-voted/
Oh, but those Hispanic kids are very, very old fashioned in their beliefs.
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Old 03-04-2017, 04:01 PM
 
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They say since that the next generation is overwhelmingly liberal and anti Republican
No, just that the entire spectrum will shift over. I have students who consider themselves conservative, one of whose got into the naval academy yesterday (so proud of him), but who believe in gay rights, a woman's right to choose, accept the scientific reality of climate change, and many other things that don't line up well with the current GOP. Most of them did not vote this past election because they felt no one represented them. It is similar phenomenon where many young people find the Democratic Party is not liberal enough for them and doesn't represent their interests.
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