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Majority of young adults in USA view Trump's presidency as 'illegitimate'

20 March 2017, 09:46 | Erica Roy

US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump

A new poll by GenForward indicates that most young Americans do not view Donald Trump's presidency as legitimate.

A majority of those polled also expressed a belief that that the president's performance could be compromised by Russian Federation, with 51% of young white people saying they think Russian Federation has compromising information about Trump, while around 60% of young black, Asian and Latino Americans believed it was the case.

When it comes to approval of Trump's performance thus far, the report states: [Y] oung people largely disapprove of the job Donald Trump has been doing as president.

The poll of 1,833 adults age 18 to 30 was conducted from February 16 to March 6 using a sample drawn from the probability-based GenForward panel, The margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The poll showed that 53 percent of white young American adults feel that Trump occupies the Oval Office legitimately, but 55 percent of those respondents rated his job performance negatively. A far larger percent of people of color said Trump's demeanor and policies were bad.

That's according to a new GenForward poll that found 57 percent of young people see Trump this way. Young people are more likely to have a favorable view of the Democratic Party by a 47 percent to 36 percent margin, but just 14 percent say they have a strongly favorable view. The tally includes about three-quarters of blacks and large majorities of Latinos and Asians. "68 per cent of African-Americans and Asian-Americans, 64 per cent of Latino/as, and 61 per cent of whites say that things in this country are off on the wrong track", the report says.

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