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October 27, 2014

Millennials Staying Home? Pollster Predicts "Disaster" for Democrats

Celinda Lake is a major Democratic pollster, the Democrat half of the bipartisan Battleground Poll.

A prominent Democratic pollster is warning that the election looks to be "a disaster" for Democrats because younger, so-called millennial voters, are abandoning President Obama’s party.

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"They look to have the lowest turnout rates right now which would be a disaster for progressive candidates," she added in an online interview for Harvard University's Institute of Politics.

Meanwhile, the "#WarOnWomen" meme seems to have hit its sell-by date.

- The so-called war on women that Democrats love to talk about on the campaign trail may be losing some of its luster.

The attack line -- aimed at painting Republicans as out of sync with women on contraception, abortion and other issues -- isn't resonating like in 2012, when Democrats hurled it at the GOP with a devastating effect. Instead, Republicans have improved their standing among women during this election cycle, narrowing the gender gap in key races that could decide control of the Senate.

A candidate for Congress in New York's 23rd District just tried to make hay of the "War on Women." She got laughter from the crowd.


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