Recent CNN polling has not boded well for President Joe Biden. Last week, polling showed the president losing to former President Donald Trump in five of six swing states.
A previous poll noting that younger voters believed Biden was too old to effectively serve a second term appeared to be confirmed on Wednesday as CNN’s Jeff Zeleny conducted a survey at two college campuses.
The CNN correspondent found that the Democrat Party is losing the support of younger people — traditionally a strong demographic for the DNC.
The Atlanta, Georgia-based surveys highlighted how young voters are concerned about Biden’s age and his handling of the economy and the Middle East.
The Daily Caller reported that while interviewing students at Morehouse College, student Kerry Singleton told Zeleny he believes Democrats will lose ground if Biden does not deliver on previous promises including student loan forgiveness.
“I do think that everyone is willing to hold the administration accountable for some of those promises that were made, and if they don’t happen, I think it’s gonna be a scary election,” said Singleton.
Noting how Democrats have held Trump’s feet to the fire, Singleton suggested that the current president should expect the same level of scrutiny, saying, “Just as we hold Trump accountable, you know, we have to hold Biden accountable.”
Another student noted that “excitement” about Biden serving as president has waned since 2020. Student Aylon Gipson told Zeleny the “excitement is not as high as it was” leading up to the last presidential election.
Zeleny profiled the results of his interviews on “CNN This Morning”:
“Now, some of the sentiment here is classic disappointment from a younger generation that the president is simply not progressive enough. But others, some of the complaints are actually rooted in some serious economic concerns about affordable housing, childcare, the minimum wage and others.
“But the bottom line here: it’s not a question of if some of these students will vote for the president. Most of the ones we talked to said they reluctantly will. It’s will others, perhaps non-college students, not be enthused to vote for him.
“The Biden campaign realizes they have a challenge here, and they said they want to make this a contrast election if Trump becomes the nominee against President Biden.”
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