By Robert Wenzel
I warned you, this was coming.
Nearly half of millennial Democrats say they identify as a socialist or democratic socialist, according to a new poll from BuzzFeed News and Maru/Blue, reports The Hill.
Almost half, 48 percent, said they would call themselves a democratic socialist or socialist, compared to 39 percent who said they identified as neither.
The percentages were lower among Republican millennials, with 23 percent saying they would call themselves a democratic socialist or socialist, and 71 percent saying neither.
But nearly twice as many millennials said they at least leaned toward Democrats instead of Republicans, 48 to 25 percent.
The survey was conducted between September 21-24.
The poll identified millennials as between the ages of 22 and 37, and surveyed 1,006 randomly selected respondents online. The results have a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
This is what Trump has brought and it is going to be very difficult to turn this crowd toward liberty, very difficult,
I repost here part of what I wrote in August 2017:
Trump is bad on just about every policy position beyond the Federal transgender bathroom issue.
I ask again, What do libertarians gain by associating with him?
I am not suggesting that libertarians support the impeachment of Trump, Vice President Pence would be just as bad---maybe. But I suggest that libertarians should distance themselves from Trump as much as they distance themselves from the social justice warrior Left.
Students and the masses need to be made aware that there is an alternative to bizarre Trump supporters and the social justice warriors because if students and the masses think these are the only two options a lot are going to slide in the direction of the social justice warriors.
I am not suggesting that libertarians are going to sway the masses anytime soon and gain great victories but if we don't show clearly that there is a third way, libertarianism will never advance at more than a snail's pace, if at all. The students are not going to learn in colleges and universities that there is a libertarian alternative to Trump. You know it and I know it. They are going to be shown the door labeled socialism. We are the only hope that they learn of a Liberty option. An alliance with Trump, and I repeat he is horrific on nearly all issues, makes no sense. The millennials are not going to follow and it is easy to understand why.
And so I call on my libertarian friends who have done much to advance liberty to stop the support of Trump, throw him under the bus.
He has done nothing for the movement except suck air out of it.
And by throwing him under the bus, I do not mean that libertarians should remain silent about him or occasionally mumble something about one of his horrific policies. We need to condemn him with a very loud voice every time he says something that is not in line with libertarian principle---which will be almost every day. Only in this way can we accelerate the knowledge to students and the masses that there is an alternative to both Trump and social justice warriors---and that the alternative is Liberty.
Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of