71 million people fall under the generation of a millennial - nearly as many as the baby boom generation. This is pretty much bad news for Democrats as millennials who range from the ages of 18 to 38 are finally growing up. Census data shows that the median age for marriage now is 27.4 for women and 29.5 for men. Smack dab in the middle of the millennial age range.
According to Investors, marriage alone makes a huge difference in one's political views. For example, married woman are far more conservative on most issues than single women, the IBD/TIPP poll shows. 16,000 millennials were surveyed in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showing that support for Democrats among this generation has taken a 9 point plunge in the past 2 years, dropping to 46%.
Millenials were also said to have a higher approval rating of the GOP's views on the economy. Millenials were suffering under the Obama administration and are paying for it by still living in their parent's basements! Fortunately, the employment-to-population ratio among 24- to 34-year-olds has receded back to its pre-recession numbers at 79% after being cemented in the low 70's during Obama times.
Ashely Reed, a 28-year old millennial says that "her politics evolved with her personal life." As she aged into adulthood, she "grew more supportive of gun rights … lost faith in social welfare programs (and) opposed abortion after having children."