Democrats having trouble appealing to millennials

The Hill:
Democrats risk losing election after election if they focus too much on winning back white blue-collar voters from Donald Trump, according to progressives worried that young minorities are abandoning the party.

“We are not going to get back to national majorities again without these voters,” said Cornell Belcher, the top pollster who worked on both for former President Barack Obama’s campaigns.

Belcher recently conducted focus groups in Florida and Wisconsin for the Civic Engagement Fund that point to the problems Democrats have with young millennials of color. The group, founded by progressive leader Andrea Hailey, analyzes data from past elections to increase voter engagement.

Millennial voters of color interviewed in the focus groups felt “undervalued, ignored, and taken for granted,” according to the research obtained by The Hill. This is a huge problem, Belcher and others argue, since millennials of color are a growing part of the electorate.
Research conducted by the Brookings Institution shows that millennials will be the largest voting block in the U.S. by 2020. As of 2015, 44.2 percent of millennials are people of color.

“You're damn right, I don't have any loyalty to Democrats,” one participant in the Florida focus group said. “If Republicans want to get real about shit that's happening in my community, I would vote for every one of them. Then maybe Democrats would take us serious too.”
There is more.

Clearly one of the main problems for the current Democrat party is they think they can win with a negative message and an appeal to group victimization without making concrete proposals.  While Trump did not win this group he did make inroads with his message of "what have you got to lose" and pointing out the abject failure of Democrats to deliver.


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