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Most millennials disapprove of Trump’s performance, poll shows

About 40 percent of millennials would give Trump an 'F' on his first 100 days.


Nidia Cavazos


Published Apr 27, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 4:14 pm CDT

Millennials score President Trump’s performance lower than the general public, according to a new poll released this week by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.

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The poll included responses from 18-to-29-year-old American respondents, more than 2,500 of them, and found about 40 percent of millennials would give Trump an “F” on his first 100 days. About 32 percent of the respondents gave Trump their approval.

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When asked about potentially running for elected office down the road, the poll found only 9 percent of respondents were interested. Despite low interest in running for office, 56 percent of millennials are interested in uniting America. When asked what factors can produce change in the U.S., talking about important issues and community service involvement led the pack.

“While we spend a lot of time talking about what divides us, younger millennials are seeking leaders who will unite us,” wrote John Della Volpe, polling director at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, in a news release. “This is both good government and good politics, and it is the overarching message from our last year of polling, town meetings, and conversations with millennials from across the country.”

President Trump turned to Twitter to acknowledge poll results and once again took a stab at fake media.

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The Harvard poll is one of several released this week showing historic low support for President Trump. In an ABC News/Washington Post poll, 53 percent of respondents said they disapprove of Trump’s performance during his first 100 days in office. An NBC/ Wall Street Journal poll revealed 54 percent disapproval.


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*First Published: Apr 27, 2017, 7:36 pm CDT