"...Two years ago, young white people favored Democrats over Republicans for Congress by a margin of 47 to 33 percent; that gap vanished by this year, with 39 percent supporting each party.
The shift was especially dramatic among young white men, who two years ago favored Democrats but now say they favor Republicans over Democrats by a margin of 46 to 37 percent, the Reuters/Ipsos poll showed..."
Why do you think this is happening? Part of it is that as people get older they're more likely to become more conservative in general, but it doesn't explain the demographic specific switch here. Seems to me that the demonization of men on the one hand and white americans on the other is leading to a compounded effect with white male millennials fleeing the party in larger numbers than even white female millennials are.
I'm fairly sure most of these people are actually socially liberal and arguably 50/50 economically liberal (based on them supporting Repubs/Dems equally in that poll when it comes to who runs the economy better) so they should be a natural fit with the democrats or independents. However the progressive war on males and white people is what's likely pushing these people away.
Too bad it's a 2 party system, because I doubt any of these parties represent them well.