Quick, how old is Hillary Clinton? Hopefully, you’re one of the 57 percent of Americans who are aware that Clinton is in her sixties (67 to be exact). According to a new Pew Research poll, 18-to-29 year olds have no idea how old Clinton is.
Sixteen percent of 18-to-29 year olds think Clinton is younger than 50. The majority, 53 percent, think Clinton is in her fifties. But only 27 percent were able to correctly say Clinton is in her sixties, with only 2 percent thinking she is older than seventy. By comparison, large majorities of 30-49 year olds (58 percent); 50-64 year olds (72 percent); and 65+ year olds (70 percent) know she is in her sixties.
Most embarrassingly, 16 percent of millennials think Clinton is in her forties. “Put another way,” Pew notes, “16 percent of millennials believe that, when Hillary Clinton became first lady in 1993, she was no older than 28.”
The vast majority of voters underestimate Clinton’s age. Eighty-three percent of respondents gave an answer that was less than 67, and only 2 percent got her age correct.