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Nancy Pelosi: Millennials threaten Hillary Clinton, Democratic success

By Christina Flom, Roll Call
Nancy Pelosi: Millennials threaten Hillary Clinton, Democratic success
Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) walks with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as Clinton visits House Democrats at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 22. Pelosi said Clinton will have to work hard to win over Millennial voters if she wants to win the White House. File Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI | License Photo

Millennials' interest in libertarian Gary Johnson is keeping the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump close, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday, and it's up to Clinton to win them over.

Pelosi, D-Calif., said Democrats will make gains in the House in November, SF Gate reported, but it would take a Clinton landslide to win the 30 seats necessary to take control, most experts believe.

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Clinton took a large lead in national polls and in battleground states after the party's conventions this summer, but most polls now show the race within a few points.

Young voters fueled Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries, but they haven't fallen behind Clinton in the race against Trump.

Voters across the board have trust and honesty issues with both Clinton and Trump, but their unfavorable numbers are highest among younger age groups and Johnson polls higher in those groups.

Generation Gap: Can Clinton and Trump Reach Millennials?

Sanders will work hard for Clinton in these last weeks, Pelosi said, but Clinton, "is going to have to make her own case to them as well because you can only transfer so much."

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Prospects for Republicans in the House are improving with Trump's numbers, they say.

"As (Trump's) numbers go up, our numbers go up as well," House Majority Leader Republican Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Monday.

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