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Poll: Trump, Clinton more disliked by millennials than Voldemort

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are more disliked by millennials than Lord Voldemort, the villain from the “Harry Potter” book series, according to a new poll.

{mosads}The survey from left-leaning NextGen Climate finds the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees struggling with younger voters while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) enjoys high favorability ratings even after losing his bid for the Democratic nomination. 

The poll found Trump’s unfavorable rating among millennials 23 points higher than the same group’s negative feelings for Harry Potter’s archenemy. 

Trump has a net favorability rating of minus 53, the poll found; 75 percent of millennials view the Republican negatively, while only 22 percent view him favorably.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton doesn’t fair much better, with 63 percent of millennials holding negative opinions of her and only 31 percent seeing her favorably, giving the Democratic nominee a rating of minus 32.

The favorability ratings of both candidates are worse than the fictional Voldemort, who is viewed negatively by 49 percent of millennials and positively by 19 percent.

By contrast, Sanders enjoys a net 34-point favorability rating among millennials.

The NextGen poll only measured the opinions of millennials in battleground states. It shows a general dissatisfaction among millennials with the candidates ahead of the 2016 election. 

The millennial generation represents a large chunk of voters. According to the Pew Research Center, there are more than 75 million millennials in the U.S. 

Three out of 4 poll respondents call Trump racist and question his respect for women, while 69 percent say they “would be ashamed if he is elected president.”

They also express concern about issues such as the environment, healthcare, college affordability and equal pay.

NextGen Climate predicted more millennials, and particularly Sanders supporters, would flock to Clinton if she does more to embrace climate issues.

“Unlike Donald Trump and the GOP’s dangerous and hate-filled agenda, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party have prioritized climate action, providing them with the opportunity to win millions of votes from millennials in November,” NextGen said.

The poll surveyed 1,664 millennials in Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado, North Carolina, Nevada, Iowa, and Arizona from June 29 through July 11. It has a 2.4 percent margin of error.

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