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New Poll Shows Millennials Don’t Love The Gov.

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With the 2016 election season getting ever closer in the eyes of political pundits, analysts are finding any sign of an early favorite amongst certain demographics to generate discussion about the race. With Chris Christie being a favorite amongst the Republican Party, many Americans are looking at current polling to see if he fits the bill to win the nomination in 2016. According to a Harvard University poll, Governor Christie doesn’t fair well with the millennial generation. Millennials are young citizens who range from ages 18 - 29 years old. According to the polling, Christie has a 21% favorable rating opposed to 39% who have an unfavorable view of him. 39% of millennials said they never even heard of him. These numbers may seem disconcerting to some; due to president Obama's sweep of this age demographic in the previous election. Although the younger generation may not agree with Governor Christie's views, some argue that the millennial generation doesn't matter in the election and that money is the only thing that really matters.

If money is the root of winning an election, Governor Christie may have some trouble there as well. According to The New York Times, if Jeb Bush throws himself into the election, many donors may sway away from donating to Christie and put their money towards electing another Bush into office. In order to get a better idea about the voting power of millenials, Rich Zeoli of Radio 1210 and Jim McQueeny of NJ Now weighed in on the debate.

"They’re not going to show up in 2016. They don't like anybody. They don’t like Christie, they don't like Hillary Clinton, and they don't like Barack Obama. They’re a very self-absorbed generation and they’re going to do their own thing," Zeoli said.

Although many people may not agree with this sentiment, Jim Mcqueeny of NJ Now also supports Zeoli's claim.

"Millennial as was said, they actually don't count. They follow pied piper political candidates, and Obama was one, Clinton was one. There may be somebody along the road but I can tell you it’s really not going to be Chris Christie to be the pied piper candidate they all follow," McQueeny explained.

Although these sentiments have a lot of credibility, some may argue that the millennial vote truly does matter if the demographic decides to utilize its voice. Whether or not Chris Christie can clinch the nomination or not, it is clear that the governor needs to do more if he is to stand a chance in 2016.

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