(TargetLiberty.org) – On Wednesday, former President Trump tried to win the support of young voters ahead of the 2024 general election. This key demographic was instrumental in President Joe Biden winning the 2020 presidential election. However, recently there are signs that young voters are no longer avid supporters of the President.
In an op-ed in Newsweek, Trump argued that the country had become worse for young Americans in the last few years. He pointed out that mortgage rates have been going up, there is an increase in inappropriate content being promoted in schools, and that daily costs are rising. This aggressive pitch to get young voters to support him comes following a number of recent polls where it was shown that President Biden had been polling quite low with young voters.
Historically, young voters have supported Democratic presidential candidates, however, this month’s NBC News poll found that Trump was leading with 46 percent of voters between the ages of 18 and 34. Biden had fallen behind with only 42 percent supporting him.
Earlier this month a different New York Times/Siena College survey showed that Biden was tied with Trump for voters that were below the age of 30, while there was also a significant number of younger voters who had stated that they would support independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Biden’s campaign has largely dismissed these polls that show Trump leading the presidential race arguing that there is still one year to go until the election. They have further argued that the dynamic would change after Trump became the Republican nominee.
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