“Government is Helpful”

government is helpfulA new poll found that young people have a positive opinion of government and its role in their lives. The poll of 1000 Millennials for Fusion, a multi-platform media company targeting young adults, found that 57% of those surveyed said government is “helpful,” compared to just 18% who called it “harmful.”

The poll also found young adults are excited about the coming presidential election:

In all, 77 percent 18 to 34-year-olds are “absolutely certain” or “very likely” to vote in 2016, according to the survey. Another 14 percent said they will “possibly” vote, bringing the total up to 91 percent. Just 8 percent say they are not likely to vote, while 1 percent is undecided.

Such an increase could represent a boon for whichever presidential candidate takes advantage. Multiple studies have shown that young voters propelled Obama to his two electoral victories, especially in 2012.

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