One of the wildcards in the 2020 presidential election will be turnout among young voters — and one poll released by the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School shows that President Donald Trump has reason to worry.
The poll has found “historic interest in the upcoming election” among voters between the ages of 18 and 29, as 63 percent of these voters say they will “definitely” be voting this year, up from just 47 percent who said the same at this time in 2016.
What’s more, the poll found that these voters are going overwhelmingly for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who leads Trump by 63 percent to 25 percent among the voters most likely to go to the polls.
Although there has been some worry about Biden not having high favorable numbers with young voters, the Harvard poll shows he’s significantly increased his standing with them since the spring.
“Joe Biden is viewed favorably by 47 percent of all young adults, compared to 41 percent who view him negatively,” the Institute of Politics explains. “This is an increase compared to our Spring poll where only 34 percent of all young adults viewed Biden favorably and 47 percent who viewed him negatively.”
The last time young voters were this engaged in an election, the poll notes, came in 2008 during former President Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign.
Power-hungry Republicans do not fear Trump — it’s worse than that
There’s a presumption at work among members of the Washington press corps that needs rethinking. That presumption is this: the Republicans, especially those in the Senate, fear the wrath of voters who have balled up their identities with the rise and fall of Donald Trump. For this reason, all the Republicans, with rare exception, stand in silence while the president prosecutes what must be called an attempted coup d’etat.
White woman caught stealing anti-Trump sign lectures Black man for ‘disrespecting the current president’
A white woman was caught on video admitting that she stole a sign because it was "disrespecting" President Donald Trump.
The incident was said to have occurred near Tampa, Florida. Video of the confrontation, which was said to have occurred on Election Day, was shared on social media.
The video begins as a Black man confronts the white woman, who has covered her license plate to prevent from being caught.
"Please let me go," the woman says. "Sir, I'm really sorry."
"You're sorry for what?" the man asks.
After the woman seemingly admits that she had taken the sign, the man asks her to "put it back."
White House staffers are avoiding the Oval Office ‘for fear of crossing’ a ‘temperamental’ Trump: report
As President-elect Joe Biden announces more picks for his incoming administration, it is quite obvious that the former vice president will have a very different governing style from President Donald Trump. The Biden/Trump contrasts are the focus of an Associate Press article published on November 21 — and according to AP reporters Jill Colvin, Steve Peoples and Jonathan Lemire, White House staffers are terrified of offending or upsetting Trump during this lame-duck period.