Updated May 16, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump's young Republican problem

Data: SurveyMonkey. Poll Methodology; Chart: Axios Visuals

There's an enthusiasm gap for President Trump in the Republican Party, with younger Republicans — especially women — less likely to strongly approve of Trump than Republicans age 45 and older, according to a SurveyMonkey analysis of its polls since the start of Trump's presidency.

Why it matters: That could be good for GOP voter turnout, since older voters are traditionally more likely to show up at the polls. But it also suggests Trump's brand of politics is getting a more skeptical look from the younger voters who are the future of the party.

Go deeper: See SurveyMonkey's full analysis of polling during the Trump administration.

Methodology: This analysis is based on 929,225 interviews of adults nationwide interviewed in SurveyMonkey tracking polls conducted continuously between Feb. 1, 2017 and May 9, 2018. Respondents for these surveys were selected from the nearly 3 million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. Data were weighted for age, race, sex, education, and geography using the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to reflect the demographic composition of the United States.

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