Opinion

Democrat Party Faces A Reckoning With Young People: Pollster

By Mike Fishmore | May 27, 2024

National convention

The unrest on college campuses is fueled partly by opposition to an unpopular Democratic president's backing of Israel. Appearing on CNN, pollster Frank Luntz said bluntly, "We're in trouble."
 

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Coupled with the Democrats holding their national convention in Chicago this year, there are echoes of the tumultuous events of 1968, where protest movements clashed with mainstream politics.
 

Young voters

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Although young voters form a crucial part of the Democratic support base, Biden trails Trump by 11 percentage points among voters aged 18-34 in a recent CNN poll conducted by SSRS.