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77% Of Millennials Can't Name Senator

A Fusion poll of 1000 millennials issued yesterday shows that 55% prefer Hillary Clinton over Mitt Romney, who had not yet withdrawn at the time of the poll. The Clinton result is hardly surprising, more interesting is that 77% of these 18-34 year-olds cannot name either of their US senators.
The finding provides fodder for the suggestion that millennials are relatively uninformed political citizens. But Fusion’s survey also revealed that more than nine in 10 of the 18- to 34-year-olds plan to vote in the 2016 presidential election, so there’s some inclination they want to learn more. Some interesting findings in the demographic breakdowns: more men (25 percent) than women (20 percent) were able to correctly name at least one of their senators. However, they were also more likely to guess and take a 50-50 shot at getting it right — women were more likely than men to say they “don’t know” rather than give an incorrect response. Meanwhile, certain demographic groups within the survey earned a particularly low grade. Just 18 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds, 16 percent of Latinos, and 10 percent of African-Americans could correctly identify one of their senators. However, whites were significantly more likely to guess than to say they didn’t know.
Hit the link for a breakdown of many more poll questions.

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