“It simply came to our notice then. These are voters who should be persecuted by Vice President Biden, ”said Sarah Audelo, executive director of the non-partisan Alliance for Youth, which aims to increase youth activism and political engagement.
A survey commissioned by the Alliance and conducted by data analysis firm Civiqs surveyed 1,241 young Democrats and Democrat supporters in transition countries. This was achieved by registered voters on July 18-20 in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.
Historically, political campaigns have not been deeply invested in young people who appear to be worse off than the older generation, more likely to be identified as independent individuals, and growing mistrust of government and institutions. Data from groups such as the Alliance and the research organization CIRCLE show that young people are less likely to be approached by campaigns or to receive information about voting. The number is even lower for young people with no experience in college.
As the pandemic removed the most meaningful personal contacts, Audelo stressed the need for campaigns targeting Gen Z and the Millennium electorate to ensure voter turnout.
If elections were held today, a poll showed nearly 90 percent of young Democrats would vote for Biden. But it has been well proven that Biden faces a gap of enthusiasm, especially with young black voters.
While respondents almost unanimously dislike President Donald Trump, 27 percent also rated Biden somewhat or very unfavorably. That number jumped to 31percent as the Black Millennium and Gen Z Democrats or Slum Democrats.
According to Mr Trump ‘s latest comments on postal voting, the poll shows that a large proportion of these young Democrats are going to vote by mail – although some do not know how. Only 36 percent say they plan to vote in person, and 43 percent plan to vote by mail. Another 9 percent said they wanted to vote by mail but did not know the rules of their state.
Younger white Democrats (30%) are less likely to say they will vote in person than blacks (48%) or Latinos (40%).
However, since 2020 It will be such a grim year, supporters of the youth vote hope to capitalize on the youth’s desire for change opened up by the country’s response to Covid-19 and the wave of protests against police killings and systemic racism.
Voters surveyed identified coronavirus and the elimination of systemic racism and discrimination as their main priorities. Twenty-nine percent of voters chose to “slander the police” as the most important criminal justice reform, the highest of all other initiatives.
“Persuasive young voters are very motivated to vote up and down this year,” Audelo said. “But Vice President Biden has a lot to do to make his vote.”