October 2016 – A July poll by GenForward found that young adults are not inclined to either of the two major political parties. Only 28% believe either party represents the American people well, and fewer than 30% regard either presidential candidate as trustworthy. While young black voters are more likely to lean in favor of the Democratic Party, white voters feel disassociated from both parties.
Patrice Lee Onwuka with Generation Opportunity says young people put more emphasis on issues and not on political parties or specific candidates.
“As a young woman of color, like many others, I am looking for leaders who will make tough decisions and needed reforms – not spout tired party platform planks that leave us worse off,” she said.