Contrary to the conventional wisdom that paints the Millennial generation as being the new base of Democratic party liberalism, studies show that their political beliefs are much more complicated than that. As Kirsten Power points out, Millennials are more likely to support gay marriage than other demographic groups, but they are less likely to support abortion.
Their main political characteristics are independence, changeability, pragmatism, and disdain for static ideologies. That means Democrats can’t take them for granted and Republicans have a shot at their votes. [Read more...]