Poll Finds 18-29 Year-Olds are Fired Up to Vote Against Donald Trump
Getting young people to vote has long been a challenge for both political parties. In the 2016 election, only 43% of people aged 18-29 cast a ballot. This percentage is 20-30% lower than older citizens.
But the 2020 election could be much different. Young Americans have been energized by the protests erupting around the country. And many of them are eager to cast a ballot against Donald Trump. According to a new poll conducted by NextGen America, 77% of young people living in battleground states plan on voting in 2020.
Much of what is driving this excitement is opposition to the current President. Among the respondents, 83% of young Biden supporters said they will definitely vote. 75% of youthful Trump supporters said that definitely plan on voting.
Ben Wessel, the Director of NextGen said of the findings, “Young people were already more fired up to vote in the election than four years ago, or even eight years ago, but we’re reaching into heights never before seen with how motivated and likely these young people are to vote this November.”
And there are many more Biden supporters in their teens and 20’s than there are Trump supporters. According to the survey, Biden holds a 27% lead over Trump among young voters in 13 specific states.
Wessel continued, “If young people are fired up to vote in these 13 states it’s game over for Donald Trump and game over for the Republican-held Senate, as well.”
You can find the full results of the survey here