Poll: Majority of young adults view Trump as ‘illegitimate’ president

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A majority of young adults view President Trump as an “illegitimate president,” according to a new poll.

The GenForward poll reported by The Associated Press found that 57 percent of young adults see Trump’s presidency as illegitimate, including three-quarters of black respondents and large majorities of Latinos and Asians.

The breakdown of those results showed that 53 percent of young white respondents consider Trump a legitimate president, but a majority in that group, 55 percent, view his job performance negatively. 


Overall, 22 percent of young adults approve of the job he is doing as president, while 62 percent disapprove.

The poll also showed that eight in 10 young people think he is doing poorly in terms of the policies he’s put forward and seven in 10 have negative views of his presidential demeanor.

The poll of 1,833 adults ages 18-30 was conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It was conducted Feb. 16 through March 6.


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