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Poll: Most young Americans say parties don't represent them

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Most young Americans say the Republican and Democratic parties don't represent them, a critical data point after a year of ferocious presidential primaries that forced partisans on both sides to confront what -- and whom -- they stand for.

A new GenForward poll also shows that this disconnect holds true across racial and ethnic groups, with just 28 percent of young adults overall saying two parties do a good job of representing the American people.

The poll shows that despite this across-the-board feeling of disenchantment with the two-party system, the Democratic Party holds a clear advantage in appealing to young people of color. But among young whites, majorities feel left out by both parties.

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