Most Young Americans Believe Trump Is An Illegitimate President: Poll

Most young Americans don’t believe Donald Trump is a “legitimate” president, according to a new survey.

A poll conducted by GenForward – a partnership between Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research – found that 57 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 believe Trump’s presidency is illegitimate.

When the results of the poll are broken down by race, a slim majority of young white Americans at 53 percent believe Trump is a legitimate president, while only abut a quarter of African-Americans and Latinos agree. Roughly 36 percent of young Asian-Americans said they believe Trump is legitimate.

The survey also found that young adults of all races and ethnicities disapprove of Trump’s presidential performance and believe America is on the “wrong track.”

When it comes to Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, a majority of those polled said they felt the president’s performance could be influenced by Russia. About 51 percent of young white people said they think Russia has compromising knowledge about Trump, while about 60 percent of young black, Asian and Latino Americans felt the same way.

h/t MIC


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