Millennials’ political outlook

A Harvard Institute of Politics poll found that 67 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds are more fearful than hopeful about the country’s future. Young adults have historically had low participation in midterm elections, but discontent with Republicans among millennials could bring the country’s youngest group of voters out in higher numbers than usual. Fewer than three in 10 18- to 29-year-olds approve of Trump’s job performance. Millennial voters played key roles in the 2017 elections and will likely be influencers in 2018.

Evangelicals and Trump

Arguably the most reliable voting bloc for Trump — and the GOP — has been white evangelicals. Trump is very aware of this, frequently thanking the group for its support of his presidency. He has granted the Christian Broadcasting Network more interviews than he has given mainstream media organizations. Some evangelical leaders, pleased that Trump has granted evangelicals more access to the Oval Office than ever before, feel confident that the trend will continue throughout his presidency. Others, however, have expressed concern that their reputations and the reputations of their churches have been hurt for standing behind Trump, Moore and other controversial figures.