It goes without saying that the media is trying everything they can to avoid acknowledging this, but President Trump’s consistent wins have reached the entire nation. A new poll has shown his highest approval rating since he took office.
Currently, 51 percent of Americans think he’s doing an overall good job. That’s three points higher than Obama’s approval rating at the same point in his presidency. That’s pretty good news.
What is downright shocking is where this bump in approval shifted. The same poll found that among voters from ages 18 to 29, the President has a 51-percent approval rating.
This age group includes all of voting-age generation z as well as a huge chunk of millennials. It seems that younger people are finally growing wise to the dishonestly of the media and acknowledging how much our President has already improved this country.
The final demographic in the poll questioned voters between 25 and 34 years of age. They gave President Trump an approval rating of 53 percent. Those are all millennials, which proves that they’re finally getting old enough to understand the value of conservatism.
Bernie’s Big Loss
Seeing President Trump’s approval get over 50 percent is nice, but it runs in tandem with another potentially shocking result. Since Bernie Sanders announced his 2020 run, he’s been the Democratic frontrunner. He’s also consistently polled at 45 percent among 18 to 29-year-old primary voters. That’s a big lead in such a crowded field.
All of that has recently shifted. From the end of March until now, Bernie’s lead with that age group has shrunk to 33 percent. He’s also fallen to second in the primary polling.
While some of those young voters may have finally walked away and joined the Republicans, there’s an additional thorn in Bernie’s side: Joe Biden. He’s polling at double Bernie’s numbers, and the same poll (from Morning Consult) shows that Biden has stolen the bulk of Bernie’s lost young voters.
Keep in mind that Bernie is in second with 39 percent of primary voters and double the third place candidates (Warren and Harris at 8 percent each).
Before we get too carried away, it’s important to remember that primary voting is still very far away. We can’t put too much stock in any of these numbers, but they are encouraging. The culmination of these polls shows that the youngest Americans are rapidly moving to the right. Biden is no conservative prince, but he’s still a far cry more moderate than Comrade Sanders.
To see young people jump that ship is a good sign. The better sign is to see how many of them are now openly supporting President Trump. It looks like all they really needed was a chance to see how the country runs without the oppression of the Obama presidency.
Looking forward, there are only two things that could kill these trends. The first comes down to our President. He’s doing a great job, but economics and geopolitics both carry heavy uncertainty no matter how good our leadership is. An unexpected economic downturn could reverse this trend before the 2020 election.
Additionally, Iran and North Korea both have strong motivations to ratchet up pressure before the election. They would love to see the U.S. put a much weaker politician in charge.
It’s also possible that Biden could suffer an unforgivable gaffe. The Democrats are eating their young these days, so any major fallout on his part would be permanent and put Bernie back in front.
It’ll be interesting to see how things go for the next year. In 12 months, we’ll have a strong idea of who the two major candidates will be. We have to hope that young people continue growing wise. If so, we can accelerate America’s path down the road to greatness.