This year's presidential election presents an interesting challenge for both parties to obtain the votes of the largest living generation, millennials, who currently make up a third of the electorate.
The Chicago Tribune noted that nearly 78 million millennial voters could be the 'clear and straightforward path to victory' for Clinton. But presently, the Democratic nominee has a long way to go to win over the millennial voters.
"Part of the problem is Clinton herself," Breitbart's Joel B. Pollak noted. "Millennial voters, like other voters, feel she is inauthentic at best, untrustworthy at worst. The problem is not her age; millennials flocked to support Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is older than Clinton and represents a naïve socialist philosophy that is a throwback to the 1930s."
With Hillary struggling to gain favorability among the 20-to-30-somethings, the natural assumption would place Trump as the millennial preference, though millennials are not a fan of him, either.
"During the primaries, a USA Today/Rock the Vote poll showed Clinton leading Trump by a 3-to-1 ratio among young voters and 1 in 4 young conservatives intending to cast their ballot for Clinton," The Chicago Tribune's David and Jack Cahn reported.
More recently, the Harvard Institute of Politics poll, released in April "finds Hillary Clinton the clear front-runner over Donald Trump to win the White House in 2016," with Clinton winning 61 percent of young voters, Trump with solely 25 percent of the millennial vote, and 14 percent are unsure.
With just four months until arguably the most pivotal election in the nation's history, it looks as if a larger majority of millennials are still unsure about giving their vote to either candidate come November.
“Fewer than one out of every five Millennial voters in California is registered as a Republican," Laurel Rosenhall Cal of Bakersfield.com reported. "Not that the Republicans’ loss is the Democrats’ gain. Recent voter data shows that Millennials are the driving force behind the huge growth in Californians registering with no party affiliation at all.”
Millennials want to be inspired by a candidate, and from the looks of it, both Trump and Clinton could use some work in that department. There is nothing more dangerous than an undecided millennial voter, as uncertainty often leads to a lack of interest in voting at all.
"Millennials won't just vote for Clinton because Trump is a bad candidate — she needs to convince them that voting for her will make them better off," David and Jack Cahn said.