Think back to the 2008 election. Do you remember how excited young people were to vote for Obama?
Joe Biden has none of this energy on his side, in fact it’s quite the opposite.
NBC News reports:
‘Clear warning signs’: Focus group shows lack of enthusiasm for Biden among the young
Joe Biden is in no danger of losing young voters to President Donald Trump. But he faces a lack of enthusiasm among Millennials and Gen Z voters with the potential to decide his fate if they stay home or vote for a third-party candidate.
Many of these voters preferred Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary and perceive Biden as a blank slate. They aren’t sure that he’s a change agent or that his policies match the scale of their problems. Some worry about his age and fitness. Most seem open to supporting Biden to stop Trump but need to hear more from him.
That’s the conclusion of new focus groups that delve into the mindset of Millennial and Gen Z voters who self-identify as Democrats or independents in 11 battleground states. They were conducted in late and mid-April by the political consulting firm Global Strategy Group on behalf of NextGen America, a youth-focused progressive advocacy group.
To make matters worse, many young voters want Biden replaced.
Generational divide on Biden? Many young voters want new Democratic nominee, poll says
Many millennial Democrats say former Vice President Joe Biden should be replaced as the Democratic party’s presumptive nominee after watching a clip of him denying a sexual assault allegation against him, according to a Morning Consult poll.
Of Democrats 45 years and older, only 15% said he should be replaced.
The Morning Consult poll surveyed 1,991 registered voters and has a two-point margin of error…
Forty-five percent of all voters between 18 and 34 years of age also said they thought Reade’s allegation was true, according to a Monmouth poll.
The Monmouth poll was based on 739 registered voters and conducted by telephone with 808 adults in the U.S. The results have a 3.6 percentage point margin of error.
This is terrible news for the Biden campaign.
He can’t afford to lose these voters.