Paul Ryan is the top pick for president in 2016 among young Republicans who are likely to vote. Sixteen percent of young Republicans polled chose Ryan, 11 percent chose Jeb Bush, and 9 percent chose Rand Paul.
Hillary Clinton is the top pick for president among young Democrats. Fifty-eight percent of millennial voters say they’ll support Clinton, followed by 13 percent who support Joe Biden, and 9 percent who support Elizabeth Warren.
In the midterm elections, 47 percent of likely millennial voters say they’ll choose Democrats, 32 percent say they will vote for Republicans, and 21 percent are undecided.
Only 15 percent of young black voters and 17 percent of young Hispanics are likely to support Republicans in the midterms.
Millennial voters say the economy, debt and spending, and terrorism are the most important issues for them.
Sixty percent of young voters—and 69 percent of young Hispanic voters—want to allocate more resources to address the border crisis of unaccompanied minors.
In the wake of Ferguson, a majority of young voters oppose the militarization of: 56 percent say military weapons are unnecessary for police.
Eighty-four percent of young voters think marijuana should be legal for medicinal purposes.
Sixty-eight percent of millennial voters support gay marriage.
Sixty percent of millennial voters are in debt, and 69 percent are concerned about their ability to pay it off.
Fifty-nine percent of young voters believe gun ownership should come with “reasonable restrictions”—and 9% think individuals should be banned from carrying guns.
Sixty-six percent of young white voters trust police officers to treat them fairly, versus 46% of young black voters.