“This is not a general survey of young people. They are voters who should be pursued by Vice President Biden, “said Sarah Audelo, executive director of the Alliance for Youth, a non-contractual organization dedicated to increasing turnout and political engagement.
An alliance survey conducted by Civiqs to analyze the data conducted a survey of 1,241 young Democrats and democratically independent independents in large states. It reached registered voters between July 18 and 20 in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. The error rate was plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.
Historically, political campaigns have not invested deeply in young people who have been shown to be inferior to older generations, more likely to identify as independent, and increase distrust of government and institutions. Data from groups such as the Alliance and the CIRCLE research organization show that young people are less frequently contacted by campaigns or receive voting information. The numbers are even lower for young people without university experience.
With a pandemic that eliminated the most significant personal contact, Audelo emphasized the need for campaigns targeting Gen Z and Millennial voters with a digital reach to ensure participation.
If elections were held today, the poll showed that nearly 90 percent of young Democrats would choose Biden. However, it has been well documented that Biden faces an enthusiastic gap, especially among young black voters.
While those surveyed almost unanimously disagreed with President Donald Trump, 27 percent also rated Bidd a little or very unfavorably. That number jumped to 31percent for black millers and Gen Z Democrats or Democratic poor.
According to Trump’s recent comments on the vote in the e-mail, the poll shows that a large proportion of these young Democrats intend to vote by mail – although some do not know how. Only 36 percent said they plan to vote in person, while 43 percent said they would vote by mail. Another 9 percent said they wanted to vote by mail but did not know the rules in their state.
Younger White Democrats (30 percent) are less likely to vote in person than blacks (48 percent) or Latinos (40 percent).
Despite being such a tumultuous year by 2020, youth voting advocates hope to take advantage of young people’s desire for the change revealed by the country’s response to Covid-19 and the wave of protests against police killings and systematic racism.
Voters named the survey coronavirus and put an end to systemic racism and discrimination as their top priorities. Twenty-nine percent of voters chose “police overpayment” as the most important criminal justice reform – the highest of all other initiatives.
“Convincing young voters are very motivated to vote up and down this year,” Audelo said. “But Vice President Biden has a lot of work to do to get his votes.”