Category: News Tracking

Donald Trump’s ‘Locker Room Talk’ Was the Last Straw for Many Young Voters

Katie Reilly, TIME – October 14, 2016

When Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. appeared on television this week to say Donald Trump deserves forgiveness for boasting about groping women, what students at the Christian university heard was ambivalence to “an atrocity which plagues college campuses across America.” And when advocates listened to Trump’s dismissal of his lewd comments as “locker room talk,” they recognized a familiar and “deeply concerning” pattern of denial that perpetuates what has become known as rape culture.

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Poll Shows that Millennials Would Flock to Clinton Against Trump

Susan Page and Jenny Ung, USA Today – March 14, 2016

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has expanded his double-digit lead among Millennials in the Democratic presidential race, but a new USA TODAY/Rock the Vote poll finds a way for Hillary Clinton to solve her generation gap: Donald Trump.

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Do You Really Not Like Hillary Clinton, or Are You Just Sexist?

Prachi Gupta, Cosmopolitan – January 28, 2016

After years of navigating political land mines as a woman, one wonders : How could an ambitious woman rise in politics, if not with dogged persistence and guardedness that Clinton has demonstrated? That’s why the criticisms wielded against Clinton from the younger generation right now seem unfair and yes, even sexist. As Lena Dunham, who is campaigning for Clinton, told Jill Abramson in the Guardian,  “It feels so gendered, even from women, so harshly sexist. We never throw claims of too establishment or too stiff or even too selfish at male politicians. It’s unfair in the deepest sense.”

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Marco Rubio is Just the Guy to Win the Youth Vote. Or So the Old Folks Think.

Ben Terris, Washington Post – November 25, 2015

Marco Rubio — he of the unlined cheeks and recently paid-off student loans and strongly felt preference for Tupac over Biggie Smalls — might be just the thing to get young people to come out and vote Republican in 2016.

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What’s Whitewater? These Voters Know Less Than You Think About Hillary Clinton

Colin Diersing, Los Angeles Times – August 12, 2015

Democratic pollster Celinda Lake has been asking voters how much they trust Hillary Rodham Clinton for more than two decades. So when she recently asked a group of 10 young people about the issue, her questions naturally turned to Whitewater, the Arkansas land deal turned White House scandal of the 1990s. Instead of the heated answers the topic once invited, the focus group responded with confused silence.

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The Rising American Electorate: Game Changers in 2016 Elections

Page Gardner, Huffington Post – June 29, 2015

Unmarried women, people of color and millennials–voters of the Rising American Electorate (RAE)–are the New American Majority of voting-eligible citizens and will make up a majority of voters for the first time in 2016.

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What Young Feminists Think of Hillary Clinton

Molly Mirhashem, National Journal – May 16, 2015

Among feminists of her generation, Svokos is hardly alone in her lukewarm feelings about Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. I recently interviewed 47 young women, most in their early to mid-20s, who call themselves feminists; they talked about what feminism means to them and shared their thoughts about Clinton’s candidacy and public image.

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