Saturday, January 20, 2018


Axios buries the lede:
Younger Republicans want an alternative to Trump

One year since President Trump's inauguration, a majority of Republicans under age 45 would want an alternative in 2020, according to the latest Axios/SurveyMonkey poll. A huge majority of Republicans less than 25 years old want the president to face a primary challenge.
The number of young Republicans who want a primary challenge for Trump really is extraordinarily high. But take a look at the overall number:

More than 40% of Republicans and Republican leaners want their president to have a primary challenger, and a significant majority in every 44-and-under age group. I know that most polls show Republicans still strongly support Trump, but ... wow.

We know that Democrats loathe Trump, and independents aren't thrilled with him. We know that in some surveys Trump's overall approval rating -- people who like him a lot or a little -- is exceeded by the percentage of respondents who strongly dislike him. But this poll suggests that dissatisfaction with Trump has spread to nearly half of his own party.

So -- as I said yesterday -- why is the mainstream media constantly suggesting to us that "real Americans" are the people who sit in rural diners and tell us how awesome Trump is? Many Republicans would consider dumping him. Why can't political reporters at The New York Times?

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