Trend Forecast

The recent headline-grabbing primary election in New York City of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Latina millennial who ousted 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley, showed that while she championed many “democratic socialist” ideals that are not in sync with what we have forecast would be the New Millennial Party, the candidate clearly represents the anti-establishment Millennial sentiment. Thus, a novice contender soundly defeating an established party heavy-weight who was slated to become the Democratic House Speaker, profoundly illustrates the growing disgust and disillusionment of the political establishment. While the mainstream parties discount this election as an anomaly, and the New York borough that elected Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is not representative of the American population, this election and the data as we detailed above, are important trend indicators pointing toward a new political direction. Considering many of the platform issues she stands on are out of sync with the mainstream of the Democratic Party, while this may be only a blip on the election radar, it is a significant flash point that may ignite in states with similar demographics/psychographics as the New York City borough that elected Ms. Ocasio-Cortez.

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