Majority of Young People Now Say Biden Must Face This – Watch
A new poll released this week shows that young people are increasingly dissatisfied with President Joe Biden, with a majority of those under 35 now wanting him to face a primary challenge in 2024.
The survey was taken by Echelon Insights and commissioned by the Young America’s Foundation (YAF), and asked 1,650 high school and college students for their views on a variety of political and social issues.
56% of high schoolers indicated that Biden should face a primary challenge with 61% of college students agreeing, including 68% of high school students who identify as liberal and 62% of college students who identify as liberal.
The president’s approval has dipped down from 2021 among both high schoolers and college students, according to the survey. Among high school students his approval has dropped from 58% to 33% and disapproval has jumped 29% to 47%. Among college students his approval has dropped from 62% to 38% and disapproval jumped from 28% to 51%.
“In the leadup to GOP primary debate, our polling shows Gen Z students across the political spectrum care about a range of important issues – including a candidate’s age and the need to feel safe in their schools. Strikingly though, the top issue among young voters is the economy,” former Wisconsin governor and current YAF President Scott Walker said in a statement. “Many are concerned they won’t be able to find a job that pays well, start a business, or be able to afford housing when they graduate from college. Everyone in the 2024 race would be wise to focus on the issues that matter to this important voting bloc.”
The poll also found that young people are more likely than older adults to believe that the Democratic Party needs to nominate a new candidate in 2024. Among those under 35, 63% say the party needs a new nominee, while only 37% say they want Biden to run again.
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1/ We surveyed over 1,600 students on current issues.
74% of college students support a presidential maximum age limit.
Liberals want Biden to face primary challengers, while conservatives want to see Trump in the debates.
Here are some of our other major findings:
— YAF (@yaf) August 14, 2023