Results from the midterm elections are showing that the support Democrats had from young voters may be decreasing, a warning sign for the 2024 presidential race.
According to the Associated Press, 53% of voters under the age of 30 voted Democrat, while 41% voted Republican.
Compared to 2020, the numbers were much different. Joe Biden received 61% of the votes from people under 30 while Donald Trump received 36%. In 2018, voters under 30 were 64% for Democrats and 34% for Republicans. This pattern shows Democrats are getting less and less support as time goes on.
Despite this, Biden’s Democratic Party still held the Senate after the midterm elections.
These trends could be indicators for the 2024 election where Biden has already said he plans to run again and Trump has announced his plans to run as well.
The shift could be for various reasons, including the fact that young people are being hit hardest with inflation. Many are entering the workforce only to find prices rising around them with wages that do not match.
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