Gen Y in the US overwhelmingly supports liberal economic and foreign policy
New stats I just peeped at the Center for American Progress and wow this is pretty stunning:
Just check out them figures! “Milennials” overwhelmingly in favour of:
– investment in education, infrastructure and science.
– sustainability through energy conservation and less consumption
– renewable energy
– combatting climate change
– positive and engaging foreign policy
– universal & affordable health coverage guaranteed by the Government.
Awesome. So what do we see here? We see a whole bunch of liberal policies and a whole bunch of stuff from Obama’s electoral platform. Whether Obama will actually achieve this stuff is anybody’s guess but the figures support an overwhelmingly liberal political bent.
We’re talking about single figure percentages for disagree on many of the above questions with none above 20%! Shoot!
And all this does appear to be pointing toward strong government rather than economic rationalism or free-market dominance…
So surprise surprise, Gen Yers know this – according to the 2008 National Election Study:
Just read those figures folks! 78% in favour of strong government and only 22% against! I reailse you’re not blind and probably can see this yourself on the left but I just had to type it again!
So what about all those teabagging tea parties? What happened to #tcot? Well what’s happening is that Gen Y overwhelmingly… doesn’t care about your grassroots protest movement.
And who are Gen Y? We’re talking about the future of the United States and the rest of the planet by default. Seems the GOP is in deep deep trouble indeed.