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Millennials Are Now The Largest Generation. How Will They Influence The Presidential Election?

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Mike with our young voter panel - Gloria Nlewedim and Blake Brewer.

Millennials could be the new big factor in the election. They have overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest generation and more of them are taking an interest in politics. They tend to identify more with Democrat ideals and helped to elect President Obama so, what will their impact be this time? We hear from experts first but then from two young millennials. What are they thinking? How might they vote?  


Dr. Susan Roberts– Associate professor of political science at Davidson College

Dr. Michael Bitzer Provost, professor of political science, Catawba College

Alec Tyson– Senior Researcher at Pew Research Center

Gloria Nlewedim – Senior at Davidson College and a Clinton supporter

Blake BrewerSenior at Catawba College and a Trump supporter 

NBC News: Clinton Takes on Her Challenge with Millennial Voters

Washington Post: Clinton is losing some millennial voters to third-party contenders

Pew: The Parties on the Eve of the 2016 Election: Two Coalitions, Moving Further Apart

Pew: Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation

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