The Strange Emerging Connection Between Trump and Younger Voters
“Any man under 30 who is not a liberal has no heart, and any man over thirty who is not a conservative has no brains.” ― Winston S. Churchill
There is little doubt that sinister forces are trying to destroy the greatest nation in the history of mankind. Traditionally accepted tenets of American greatness are under attack, including free enterprise, capitalism, free speech and the concept that Americans are exceptional.
Certainly, this is a deliberate, organized and carefully calculated effort. While certain figures like George Soros are identifiable, others remain ominously in the shadows, pulling strings and pushing levers as we collectively move ever closer to the abyss of chaos and anarchy.
The Insidious Subversion of Our Youth
In hindsight, it appears obvious the effort to subvert and permanently alter American self-perception first took root in our secondary education system. For decades, leftists assumed positions at major universities, where they enjoyed the perks of tenure while disgorging warped Marxist authoritarian ideology to impressionable minds. Capitalizing on the instinctual desire of emerging adults to “make a difference,” angry quislings spewed their poison, and it worked.
Jobs in industries that mold public opinion, such as journalism, politics, social media, K-12 education, non-profits and business, were filled by those fresh out of the indoctrination centers masquerading as colleges and universities.
Somehow, it appeared two generations were lost, and the prospect of these young, warped idealogues shaping public policy was terrifying.
Parents of millennials always had a vague sense that something was wrong. The participation medals were representative of a deeper issue that was difficult to understand. Without parental knowledge, their kids were subtly coerced into embracing a dogma that undermined the notion of American greatness, filling the void with socialist concepts of equal outcomes and wealth redistribution.
When millennials reached college age, proud parents had no idea they were paying leftist professors to degrade American history and values while teaching pure Marxist dogma. The writing was on the wall, and we all should have seen it. When millennials finally joined the workforce, they were confronted with the harsh reality that life doesn’t give you a trophy for just showing up. Instead of adapting to a competitive world, the experiences of many young millennials served to solidify their belief that America was unfair, unjust and too demanding.
Comparing Millennials to Gen X
If we define Gen X as those born between 1965 to 1980, and millennials as those born between 1981 and 1996, we can contrast the differences in voting patterns at similar ages. The chart shows that a majority of Gen Xers were Republicans when they became of voting age by an 8% margin. This was largely due to the positive message and the extraordinary results delivered by Ronald Reagan (Ronaldus Maximus). While this allegiance was ultimately squandered by George W. Bush, Republicans regained their edge with Gen X from 2015 on.
In contrast, Millennials have never favored the Republican Party. The oldest millennials are now 42 years old, and while their allegiance to both parties has dropped over time, millennials have consistently supported Democrats over Republicans.
An Unexpected Message from Millennials and Gen Z
If Millennials were the lab rats for woke leftist social experiments, Gen Z endured a full out assault on traditional American values. This is the first generation that was taught that America is a racist country and that it is shameful to be white. History books were rewritten to portray European American settlers as oppressive brutes who stole the land from innocent native Indians. The true stories of the generosity, ingenuity, prosperity and back breaking work the settlers brought to America were whitewashed and removed from school libraries across the nation.
Gen Z generally includes everyone born between 1998 to 2012. That means half of Gen Z has not reached voting age, which makes the data related to their early voting patterns even more critical. In the 2022 midterms, Gen Z voters supported Democrats over Republicans by an astounding 27 points. On the surface, these results appear to portend disaster for the America First movement.
But Something Very Unexpected is Happening
In 2020, 66% of Gen Z voters disapproved of Donald Trump. In light of voting patterns in the 2022 midterms, and coupled with ongoing legal woes, one would assume that Trump’s support among younger voters would be even worse in the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
But something very strange is going on.
In a recent YouGov poll, conducted after the recent indictment, Donald Trump has the highest approval rating among young voters (46%) for all candidates. Trump’s support is 10% higher than he scored in October 2022. Most notably, his approval rating with Gen Z is currently at 49%, up 15% since October of last year. These figures are a sampling of voters of all persuasions, not just Republicans.
Trump currently scores higher among younger voters than he does with Gen X, Baby Boomers or the Silent Generation. As his legal issues intensify, younger voters appear to be rallying around Trump.
Think about that for a moment.
Millennials and Gen Z include the most educated and well-informed voters in history. These are people who grew up in a connected environment and are very tech savvy. Is it possible that they are seeing the threat leftist Democrats pose to their access to factual information? Are they growing suspicious of the motives of the authoritarians who promise equality of miserable outcomes?
Unwittingly, has the left turned Trump into the rebel figure who fights against “the man” for the benefit of the average working-class person? Perhaps they are simply growing up and thinking for themselves.
If Millennials and Gen Z become a Republican voting block, it is game, set and match for the evil consortium of leftist Democrats who have caused so much misery for hard-working Americans. Certainly, there is much work to be done, but the strategic blunder of indicting a former president on phony charges may prove to be the opportunity of a lifetime in reaching out to new voters looking to break free from the bonds of Marxist indoctrination.
Let’s hope that Trump has the wisdom to pick and choose his words and battles carefully because he may be the only one capable of capitalizing on this profound opportunity to change the voting patterns of two generations.