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GOP Millennials Balk at Backing Trump

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016 11:38 AM

Donald Trump isn't winning over younger voters, including some Republicans. CBS News reports that the presumptive GOP nominee has a 75 percent unfavorable rating among millennials.

"It will take a lot for me to vote for Donald Trump in November. I'm Hispanic and young and a female and so it will take a lot for me," said Amanda Naylor Flores, an 18-year-old Republican convention delegate from Arizona.

"I also don't think that Hillary Clinton is a better candidate. And so I don't — I honestly don't know where that leaves us as a country."

"I was never really a Trump supporter — I probably won't be until he's officially nominated here," Vermont's Jace Laquerre, possibly the youngest delegate at 17, told CBS correspondent Mo Rocca, who asked: "What would make you more a less-reluctant Trump voter and a more enthusiastic supporter of his?"

"Well, I think if he had a more liberty, liberty-oriented message. That's one that resonates with young people you know. Privacy and non-interventionist foreign policy," Laquerre responded.

A recent poll from Harvard University's Institute of Politic showed a sharp difference in support among millennial voters, ages 18-29.

About 61 percent support presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, while only 25 percent would vote for Trump. Republican candidates have averaged 38 percent support from young voters since 1992.

Arizona Sen. John McCain scored 32 percent of voters under 30, the lowest for the GOP since 1972, according to CNN.

Another poll, from the Pew Research Center, shows Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson just ahead of Trump with millennials, with 22 percent to Trump's 21 percent. Both lag far behind Clinton, who scored 47 percent of young voters' support.

"Do you have a vision for what the Republican Party of the future looks like?" Rocca asked.

"A tolerant party, inviting party to everyone, all groups, all ages, all ethnicities and that's the type of party I would like to see in the future," Laquerre replied.

"You know there is a saying about the youth — 26 percent population, 100 percent future," Flores responded. "Without the Republican Party learning to grow and bring in that youth, there really is no future."

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