Poll: Democrats losing grip on young voters – DANIELLE OHL

The Democratic Party may be losing its overwhelming hold on the nation’s youngest voters – suggesting trouble holding the White House.

Millennial voters, ages 18-29, are not as decidedly Democratic as when Barack Obama was on the presidential ticket, according to a new poll by the Institute on Politics at Harvard University.

Today, they say they’d vote for a Democrat in 2016 by 55-40 percent over a Republican.

That’s down sharply from the 66-32 percent support they gave Obama against Republican John McCain in 2008. It’s also down from the 60-37 percent support they gave Obama in 2012 against Republican Mitt Romney.

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