A new Mainstreet Research poll shows that Rachel Notley has a Millennial problem.
A new poll released this week showed 57% of Albertans would vote for a United Conservative Party (UCP) as opposed to 29% who would vote for the NDP if an election were held today.
It’s fantastic news if you’re a right winger. NDP? Not so much.
We know for certain, now, that there’s an egg timer on Notley’s “one and done” government. But there was another set of numbers in that poll that should shake the NDP and other progressives to their core.
Young people don’t like them. In the 18-34 age demographic of decided voters province wide, Rachel Notley’s NDP gets only 22% percent of their votes.
67% of their votes go to the UCP - a party with no leader and no platform.
It looks like young people see their age group peers in Rachel Notley’s government they same way I do; as a bunch of underperforming snowflakes without a clue what they’re doing.
But it’s not just Alberta. Poll after poll, around the world, show that millennials and the younger Generation Z are more conservative, more pro-life, with stronger views on national and cyber security than their parents.
Of course they are. They’re the ones that have to deal with the consequences of my generation's slow creep toward progressivism and they don't like it. Young people are the ones living with the restrictions on their speech, the lack of jobs and the ballooning debt their parents voted for.
Young people see one way out: freedom, hard work, and responsibility.
Our kids might be fed up with us. The good thing is they're fed up with Rachel Notley, too.