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Poll: Support for Democrats is waning among millennials

Young people stand on a street corner in New York City. Photo: Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty Images

Millennial voters' preference for Democrats over Republicans is shrinking, per a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that showed in 2018, 46% of millennials favored Democrats and 28% preferred Republicans, compared to 55/27 in 2016.

Why it matters: "That presents a potential problem for Democrats who have come to count on millennials as a core constituency" and will especially count on that support in the 2018 midterm elections, per Reuters's Chris Kahn.