Clinton Down Among Millennials Compared to Obama

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Nov 08, 2016 7:00 PM

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According to MSNBC's latest exit polls, Hillary Clinton was unable to maintain the stronghold on the millennial vote enjoyed by Barack Obama in 2012. While Obama won 60 percent of the under-30 vote to Mitt Romney's 37 percent, Clinton was only able to score 51 percent of the millennial vote.

But Trump and Clinton are neck-and-neck among white voters with a college degree — an otherwise reliably Republican cohort over the past 50 years of election polling.

Clinton, meanwhile, is winning a majority of voters under age 30, 51 percent to 34 percent — a smaller percentage than President Barack Obama did in 2012.

Clinton has stumbled with millennials throughout the campaign. Her primary opponent Bernie Sanders did very well among young voters, and many millennials thought Clinton represented more of "politics as usual" than actual change. Given this, perhaps it's not too shocking that they were hesitant to vote for her in the general election.