50,000 American high school students aged 14 to 18 were polled about who they would have voted for in the recent election. The results show that younger white Americans are very much on the right. For instance, if young white American females had decided the election result the electoral map would look like this:
37% of white girls aged 14 to 18 would have voted for Trump compared to 16% for Clinton (the rest choosing other candidates or not voting). Only 5% thought that America was heading in the right direction compared to 59% who thought it was heading in the wrong direction.
The results for white American high school boys were even more decisive:
It's nearly all red and I can't see any blue at all. 57% of the white American high school boys would have voted for Trump compared to only 9% for Hillary Clinton. 62% of the boys thought that America was headed in the wrong direction, compared to only 9% who thought it was going the right way.
It has to be said that the liberal education system still has some time to work on these young people before the next election. Even so, it's heartening that the young have moved so decisively against the Democrats.