Millennials are fast moving to red states


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 NEWS BYTES

Millennials could win 2020 for the left  

There is new information that millennials are leaving the deep blue states and spreading out nationwide in Republican red states. As of 2017, 59 percent of millennial registered voters either were Democrats or leaned toward the Democratic Party, and only 32 percent were Republicans or Republican-leaners, according to the Pew Research Center in the Washington Post. This is how it looks...
“The five fastest-growing metros of the past few years — Dallas, Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta, and Orlando, Florida — are in states won by Trump,” he writes. “The other metro areas with a population of at least 1 million that grew by at least 1.5 percent last year were Las Vegas; Austin, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; San Antonio; Tampa, Florida; and Nashville, Tennessee. All of those metros are in red or purple states.”
They are also moving into metro areas in key states such as Arizona, Georgia and Texas. And this is likely the reason that many political pundits feel that even Texas could go blue in 2020...
“Democrats’ advantage in the five counties representing Houston, Dallas–Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin… grew from 130,000 in the 2012 presidential election to nearly 800,000 in the 2018 Senate election.”
"A similar story has played out, although not in such a dramatic fashion, in both the Atlanta and Phoenix metro areas," according to The Atlantic's Derek Thompson.
The left must encourage black millennials...


Obviously, the figures above have to take into consideration the party break of 59% Democrats/Progressives and 32% Republican. Pew Research has recent figures that Millennials will soon overtake Boomers growing to 73 million while the latter shrinks to 72 million. In 2016, the Millennial vote was Democrats 55%, Republicans 37%, other 8%. The conclusion, "Texas, Arizona, and Georgia could be toss-ups quite soon,”

The Millennial age group is 23 to 38 and it is clear that "The Democratic Party tends to be more in sync with the priorities of young voters than the GOP, and perhaps as a result, Democratic candidates tend to get more young people’s votes." This was apparent in Bernie Sanders surge in the 2016 election. Today...
"Democrats believe these young voters will eventually turn out to the polls at higher rates, replace the baby boomers and the Silent Generation, and give the blue team an unending string of victories."
What millennials are thinking...


On the other hand, Republicans continue to wait for the youngsters to mature into conservatism and move over to the right in their political philosophy. Not only is this not happening, but as recounted above, what established red territories they have are being invaded by Democrats/Progressives that continue to turn their backs on the radical right. However, this is the scenario...
"Both these Democratic hopes and Republican fears have a basis in reality. Democrats have won millennials and other young voters by wide margins in recent elections, and there’s no guarantee that they’ll drift right as they age. But many young voters are skeptical of the Democratic establishment, and this wouldn’t be the first prediction of a demographically guaranteed permanent Democratic majority that hasn’t come to pass."
This is the reason that Progressives must take the upper hand in the 2020 election and show Democrats how to do it. 

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