New Generation Of Voters Emerges In 2020 | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

New Generation Of Voters Emerges In 2020 | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


>>>WE ARE JUST 14 DAYS AWAY>>>WE ARE JUST 14 DAYS AWAY FROM THE NEXT DEMOCRATIC DEBATE FROM THE NEXT DEMOCRATIC DEBATE AND WE KNOW TWO KEY ISSUES THAT AND WE KNOW TWO KEY ISSUES THAT WILL BE CENTER STAGE. WILL BE CENTER STAGE. GUNS AND THE ENVIRONMENT. GUNS AND THE ENVIRONMENT. THIS RENEWED FOCUS ON THOSE THIS RENEWED FOCUS ON THOSE ISSUES COMES AS CANDIDATES ISSUES COMES AS CANDIDATES ADJUST WHAT VOTERS SAY THEY NEED ADJUST WHAT VOTERS SAY THEY NEED TO APPEAL ON. TO APPEAL ON. YOUNG VOTERS, GENERATION Z, A YOUNG VOTERS, GENERATION Z, A KEY FOCUS FOR A LOT OF KEY FOCUS FOR A LOT OF DEMOCRATIC CONTENDERS. DEMOCRATIC CONTENDERS. THE YOUNGER GENERATION IS MORE THE YOUNGER GENERATION IS MORE ENGAGED THAN PAST GENERATIONS ENGAGED THAN PAST GENERATIONS HAVE BEEN WITH MANY LEANING HAVE BEEN WITH MANY LEANING DEMOCRATIC AND EMPHATICALLY SO. DEMOCRATIC AND EMPHATICALLY SO. JOINING ME NOW AX YO’S POLITICAL JOINING ME NOW AX YO’S POLITICAL REPORTER, DIRECTOR OF POLLING AT REPORTER, DIRECTOR OF POLLING AT THE HARVARD INSTITUTE OF THE HARVARD INSTITUTE OF POLITICS, AND BACK WITH ME, POLITICS, AND BACK WITH ME, EMILY TISCH SUSMAN. EMILY TISCH SUSMAN. JOHN, YOU HAVE INTERESTING DATA JOHN, YOU HAVE INTERESTING DATA ON YOUNGER VOTERS, FOR STARTERS, ON YOUNGER VOTERS, FOR STARTERS, TURNOUT DOUBLED IN THE LAST TURNOUT DOUBLED IN THE LAST MIDTERM ELECTION. MIDTERM ELECTION. 33% IN THE 2018 MIDTERMS 33% IN THE 2018 MIDTERMS COMPARED TO 16% IN 2014. COMPARED TO 16% IN 2014. TRADITIONALLY WE KNOW SENIOR TRADITIONALLY WE KNOW SENIOR CITIZENS SHOW UP AND VOTE. CITIZENS SHOW UP AND VOTE. BUT SUDDENLY, ARE YOUNG PEOPLE BUT SUDDENLY, ARE YOUNG PEOPLE SAYING, THIS IS MY COUNTRY I GOT SAYING, THIS IS MY COUNTRY I GOT TO GET OUT THERE? TO GET OUT THERE?>>YES.>>YES. YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. WE TALKED ABOUT THE GEN Z, 18 TO WE TALKED ABOUT THE GEN Z, 18 TO 24, AS ENGAGED AS ANY GENERATION 24, AS ENGAGED AS ANY GENERATION WE’VE SEEN IN PROBABLY 50 YEARS. WE’VE SEEN IN PROBABLY 50 YEARS. THEY VOTED AT PRESIDENTIAL LIKE THEY VOTED AT PRESIDENTIAL LIKE LEVELS. LEVELS. HIGHER THAN BABY BOOMERS, HIGHER HIGHER THAN BABY BOOMERS, HIGHER THAN OLDER MILLENNIALS. THAN OLDER MILLENNIALS. NOT ONLY ARE THIS HE VOTING IN NOT ONLY ARE THIS HE VOTING IN HISTORIC NUMBERS, AND A LOT OF HISTORIC NUMBERS, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE EVEN ON THIS NETWORK PEOPLE EVEN ON THIS NETWORK ROLLED THEIR EYES WHEN WE ROLLED THEIR EYES WHEN WE PREDICTED THIS. PREDICTED THIS.>>WE DON’T ROLL OUR EYES.>>WE DON’T ROLL OUR EYES.>>OTHERS DID.>>OTHERS DID. IT WAS TRUE. IT WAS TRUE. THEY SAID THEY WERE GOING TO DO THEY SAID THEY WERE GOING TO DO IT AND THEY DID IT. IT AND THEY DID IT. MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE DRAMATIC MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE DRAMATIC CHANGE IN TERMS OF HOW THEY CHANGE IN TERMS OF HOW THEY THINK ABOUT POLITICS. THINK ABOUT POLITICS. IN 2000 AS MANY YOUNG PEOPLE IN 2000 AS MANY YOUNG PEOPLE VOTED FOR BUSH AS GORE. VOTED FOR BUSH AS GORE. OKAY? OKAY? IT WAS SUCH A 50/50. IT WAS SUCH A 50/50. IN FACT, OLDER PEOPLE WERE MORE IN FACT, OLDER PEOPLE WERE MORE PROGRESSIVE IN THE 2000 PROGRESSIVE IN THE 2000 ELECTION. ELECTION. NOW IT IS A 36/38-POINT PARTISAN NOW IT IS A 36/38-POINT PARTISAN GAP. GAP. MORE ENGAGED AND FAR MORE MORE ENGAGED AND FAR MORE PROGRESSIVE THAN ANY OTHER PROGRESSIVE THAN ANY OTHER GENERATION WE’VE MEASURED SINCE GENERATION WE’VE MEASURED SINCE I’VE BEEN DOING THIS AT HARVARD I’VE BEEN DOING THIS AT HARVARD FOR 20 YEARS. FOR 20 YEARS.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. POLLING SHOWS, CLEARLY, THAT JOE POLLING SHOWS, CLEARLY, THAT JOE BIDEN IS AHEAD OF THE PACK BUT BIDEN IS AHEAD OF THE PACK BUT NOT WITH YOUNG VOTERS. NOT WITH YOUNG VOTERS. CAN HE SECURE THE NOMINATION CAN HE SECURE THE NOMINATION WITHOUT GETTING THEIR VOTE? WITHOUT GETTING THEIR VOTE?>>WELL, AS WE’VE SEEN IN THE>>WELL, AS WE’VE SEEN IN THE 2018 MIDTERMS, DEMOCRATS 2018 MIDTERMS, DEMOCRATS CERTAINLY BENEFIT FROM YOUNGER CERTAINLY BENEFIT FROM YOUNGER VOTERS TURNING OUT. VOTERS TURNING OUT. YOU’RE RIGHT. YOU’RE RIGHT. JOE BIDEN MIGHT BE IN THE LEAD JOE BIDEN MIGHT BE IN THE LEAD BUT EVEN HIS CAMPAIGN AND SENIOR BUT EVEN HIS CAMPAIGN AND SENIOR CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS WITH JOE CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS WITH JOE BIDEN’S TEAM HAVE TOLD ME WHEN I BIDEN’S TEAM HAVE TOLD ME WHEN I ASKED THEM ABOUT YOUNG VOTERS ASKED THEM ABOUT YOUNG VOTERS THAT THEY RECOGNIZE THAT IS A THAT THEY RECOGNIZE THAT IS A PROBLEM AND THEY SAY THINGS PROBLEM AND THEY SAY THINGS LIKE, YOUNGER VOTERS CARE ABOUT LIKE, YOUNGER VOTERS CARE ABOUT GUNS AND CLIMATE CHANGE AND THEY GUNS AND CLIMATE CHANGE AND THEY JUST DON’T KNOW THOSE PARTS OF JUST DON’T KNOW THOSE PARTS OF JOE BIDEN’S RECORD. JOE BIDEN’S RECORD. WE’LL MAKE SURE THEY KNOW ABOUT WE’LL MAKE SURE THEY KNOW ABOUT THAT. THAT. I DON’T KNOW IF THAT IS ENOUGH I DON’T KNOW IF THAT IS ENOUGH TO GET THEM TO COME OUT FOR JOE TO GET THEM TO COME OUT FOR JOE BIDEN. BIDEN. IT TAKES A LOT MORE THAN JUST IT TAKES A LOT MORE THAN JUST TELLING YOUNG VOTERS ABOUT YOUR TELLING YOUNG VOTERS ABOUT YOUR RECORD TO GET THEM ENTHUSIASTIC RECORD TO GET THEM ENTHUSIASTIC ENOUGH TO SHOW UP FOR THE POLLS ENOUGH TO SHOW UP FOR THE POLLS BUT ANY NOMINEE FOR THE BUT ANY NOMINEE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WILL NEED TO DEMOCRATIC PARTY WILL NEED TO SECURE YOUNG VOTERS AND ENSURE SECURE YOUNG VOTERS AND ENSURE THEY TURN OUT IN 2020 AT THE THEY TURN OUT IN 2020 AT THE SAME RATES WE SAW OR HIGHER IN SAME RATES WE SAW OR HIGHER IN 2018 IN ORDER TO WIN THE 2018 IN ORDER TO WIN THE ELECTION AND BEAT SOMEONE LIKE ELECTION AND BEAT SOMEONE LIKE DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP.>>LRLT, JOHN>>LRLT, JOHN>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. JOHN, SAY JOE BIDEN WINS WITHOUT JOHN, SAY JOE BIDEN WINS WITHOUT GETTING THE YOUNG PEOPLE’S VOTE. GETTING THE YOUNG PEOPLE’S VOTE. NOW AT THE GENERAL, DO THEY SHOW NOW AT THE GENERAL, DO THEY SHOW UP TO ENSURE HE BEATS TRUMP? UP TO ENSURE HE BEATS TRUMP?>>IT DEPENDS.>>IT DEPENDS. THE GENERIC DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE THE GENERIC DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE STARTS WITH ABOUT 55% OF THE STARTS WITH ABOUT 55% OF THE SUPPORT OF YOUNG PEOPLE. SUPPORT OF YOUNG PEOPLE. IN ORDER I THINK TO LOCK DOWN IN ORDER I THINK TO LOCK DOWN THE ELECTORAL MAP THAT NUMBER THE ELECTORAL MAP THAT NUMBER HAS TO GO TO 60%. HAS TO GO TO 60%. OKAY? OKAY? BARACK OBAMA GOT TO 66% THE BARACK OBAMA GOT TO 66% THE FIRST TIME. FIRST TIME. 60% IN 2012. 60% IN 2012. HILLARY CLINTON STAYED AT 55%. HILLARY CLINTON STAYED AT 55%. WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO IS TALK FAR WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO IS TALK FAR MORE THAN JUST WHAT HE THINKS MORE THAN JUST WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT GUN CONTROL OR HIS SUCCESS ABOUT GUN CONTROL OR HIS SUCCESS IN THE PAST. IN THE PAST. HE NEEDS TO TAP INTO THE UNIQUE HE NEEDS TO TAP INTO THE UNIQUE SET OF VALUES THAT YOUNG PEOPLE SET OF VALUES THAT YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE. HAVE. IT’S NOT ABOUT GUN CONTROL. IT’S NOT ABOUT GUN CONTROL. IT’S ABOUT CHANGING A GUN IT’S ABOUT CHANGING A GUN CULTURE. CULTURE. IT’S ABOUT RECOGNIZING THE IT’S ABOUT RECOGNIZING THE ANXIETY AND THE FEAR THAT YOUNG ANXIETY AND THE FEAR THAT YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE IN BUILDING A PEOPLE HAVE IN BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP. RELATIONSHIP. IT IS NOT A TRANSACTIONAL IT IS NOT A TRANSACTIONAL GENERATION. GENERATION. ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT IS GOING ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT IS GOING TO HAVE A VERY, VERY DIFFICULT TO HAVE A VERY, VERY DIFFICULT TIME SECURING THIS VOTE. TIME SECURING THIS VOTE.>>IS IT A REALISTIC GENERATION?>>IS IT A REALISTIC GENERATION? YOU MAKE THE POINT THAT FOR GEN YOU MAKE THE POINT THAT FOR GEN Z VOTERS THEY ARE UNWILLING TO Z VOTERS THEY ARE UNWILLING TO COMPROMISE, WHICH IS, I WOULD COMPROMISE, WHICH IS, I WOULD LOVE TO BE — THAT IS MY DREAM. LOVE TO BE — THAT IS MY DREAM. I WOULD LOVE TO BE UNWILLING TO I WOULD LOVE TO BE UNWILLING TO COMPROMISE. COMPROMISE. THEY ARE UNWILLING TO THEY ARE UNWILLING TO COMPROMISE. COMPROMISE. FOR THEM IT IS ALL OR NOTHING. FOR THEM IT IS ALL OR NOTHING. IF YOU WANT TO SECURE THAT VOTE, IF YOU WANT TO SECURE THAT VOTE, HOW CAN YOU SECURE THEIR VOTE HOW CAN YOU SECURE THEIR VOTE WITHOUT LOSING MODERATES? WITHOUT LOSING MODERATES?>>YOU DO HAVE — THEY HAVE TO>>YOU DO HAVE — THEY HAVE TO SHOW THEY UNDERSTAND THE REAL SHOW THEY UNDERSTAND THE REAL FEARS THAT GEN Z ARE FEELING. FEARS THAT GEN Z ARE FEELING. THEY ARE TRULY SCARED OF THE THEY ARE TRULY SCARED OF THE CLASSROOM. CLASSROOM. THEY ARE TRULY SCARED OF THEIR THEY ARE TRULY SCARED OF THEIR PLANET BURNING. PLANET BURNING. YOU HAVE TO SHOW THAT YOU YOU HAVE TO SHOW THAT YOU ACTUALLY IDENTIFY THOSE FEARS ACTUALLY IDENTIFY THOSE FEARS AND POLICIES THAT CAN ADDRESS AND POLICIES THAT CAN ADDRESS THEM. THEM. I THOUGHT THE CLIMATE FORUM WAS I THOUGHT THE CLIMATE FORUM WAS REALLY INTERESTING THE WAY REALLY INTERESTING THE WAY CANDIDATES WERE PUSHED ON THE CANDIDATES WERE PUSHED ON THE ISSUE AND ALSO HOW THEY FRAMED ISSUE AND ALSO HOW THEY FRAMED THE ISSUES WAS VERY INTERESTING THE ISSUES WAS VERY INTERESTING AND SHOWED IF THEY CAN REALLY AND SHOWED IF THEY CAN REALLY MAKE THAT CONNECTION. MAKE THAT CONNECTION. LOOK, BUTTIGIEG FRAMED IT AS A LOOK, BUTTIGIEG FRAMED IT AS A MORAL IMPERATIVE ON CLIMATE. MORAL IMPERATIVE ON CLIMATE. BOOKER TALKS ABOUT CLIMATE AS BOOKER TALKS ABOUT CLIMATE AS BEING INTERSECTIONAL. BEING INTERSECTIONAL. THOSE — THAT IS THE KIND OF THOSE — THAT IS THE KIND OF LANGUAGE YOUNG PEOPLE WANT TO LANGUAGE YOUNG PEOPLE WANT TO SEE THAT YOU GET MY FEAR. SEE THAT YOU GET MY FEAR. AND YOU’RE PUSHING IT INTO ALL AND YOU’RE PUSHING IT INTO ALL PIECES. PIECES. IT’S DRIVING ALL DIFFERENT IT’S DRIVING ALL DIFFERENT PIECES OF THE CAMPAIGN. PIECES OF THE CAMPAIGN. YOU CAN’T JUST GO BACK TO THAT, YOU CAN’T JUST GO BACK TO THAT, I’VE HAD A PRETTY GOOD RECORD ON I’VE HAD A PRETTY GOOD RECORD ON IT. IT. THE ENTIRE CLINTON CAMPAIGN THE ENTIRE CLINTON CAMPAIGN STRATEGY ON YOUNG PEOPLE WAS STRATEGY ON YOUNG PEOPLE WAS WELL THEY’RE GOING TO BE SO WELL THEY’RE GOING TO BE SO AFRAID OF TRUMP THEY’LL SHOW UP. AFRAID OF TRUMP THEY’LL SHOW UP. BEING AFRAID OF TRUMP IS NOT BEING AFRAID OF TRUMP IS NOT ENOUGH. ENOUGH. NOW IT IS SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE NOW IT IS SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE THAT WE SEE WHAT HE DOES IN THAT WE SEE WHAT HE DOES IN OFFICE BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH. OFFICE BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH. THEY HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO THEY HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO INSPIRE THEM AND THERE ARE A LOT INSPIRE THEM AND THERE ARE A LOT OF STRUCTURAL BARRIERS FOR YOUNG OF STRUCTURAL BARRIERS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO VOTE. PEOPLE TO VOTE. THEY MOVE CONSTANTLY. THEY MOVE CONSTANTLY. THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND THE THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND THE SYSTEM. SYSTEM. HAVING TO REGISTER ON PAPER IS A HAVING TO REGISTER ON PAPER IS A TOTALLY FOREIGN CONCEPT. TOTALLY FOREIGN CONCEPT. THERE’S A LOT OF BARRIERS THERE. THERE’S A LOT OF BARRIERS THERE. YOU NEED A VERY HIGH MARGIN OF YOU NEED A VERY HIGH MARGIN OF THEM BEING ABLE TO ESSENTIALLY THEM BEING ABLE TO ESSENTIALLY FLAKE TO BE ABLE TO GET THAT FLAKE TO BE ABLE TO GET THAT HIGH MARGIN OF VOTES. HIGH MARGIN OF VOTES.>>JOHN, I WANT TO SHARE SOME OF>>JOHN, I WANT TO SHARE SOME OF YOUR POLLING ON SPECIFIC ISSUES. YOUR POLLING ON SPECIFIC ISSUES. I WANT TO LOOK AT ENVIRONMENT I WANT TO LOOK AT ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE. AND CLIMATE. WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT DOING MORE TO CURB CLIMATE DOING MORE TO CURB CLIMATE CHANGE, EVEN AT THE EXPENSE OF CHANGE, EVEN AT THE EXPENSE OF ECONOMIC GROWTH, 3-1 WERE IN ECONOMIC GROWTH, 3-1 WERE IN FAVOR OF GOVERNMENT ACTION. FAVOR OF GOVERNMENT ACTION. THAT IS A HUGE INCREASE COMPARED THAT IS A HUGE INCREASE COMPARED TO WHERE WE WERE IN 2010. TO WHERE WE WERE IN 2010.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY. 2010, AS MANY PEOPLE AGREED WITH 2010, AS MANY PEOPLE AGREED WITH THAT STATEMENT, STEPHANIE, AS THAT STATEMENT, STEPHANIE, AS DISAGREED. DISAGREED. SO NO ISSUE IS CHANGING AS SO NO ISSUE IS CHANGING AS RAPIDLY AS ENVIRONMENT AND RAPIDLY AS ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE. CLIMATE. 45% OF ALL 18 TO 29-YEAR-OLDS 45% OF ALL 18 TO 29-YEAR-OLDS THINK IT IS AN URGENT CRISIS BUT THINK IT IS AN URGENT CRISIS BUT SIGNIFICANT DIVIDES BASED UPON SIGNIFICANT DIVIDES BASED UPON YOUNGER PEOPLE. YOUNGER PEOPLE. I MEAN, YOUNG DEMOCRATS, AND I MEAN, YOUNG DEMOCRATS, AND YOUNG REPUBLICANS. YOUNG REPUBLICANS. AND I THINK THE OTHER NEWS FROM AND I THINK THE OTHER NEWS FROM THE SPRING, 2019 SURVEY WE THE SPRING, 2019 SURVEY WE RELEASED, IT IS NOW A TOP RELEASED, IT IS NOW A TOP OBJECTIVE OF DOMESTIC POLICY OBJECTIVE OF DOMESTIC POLICY AGENDA BUT ALSO FOREIGN POLICY. AGENDA BUT ALSO FOREIGN POLICY. YOUNG PEOPLE CONSIDER CLIMATE TO YOUNG PEOPLE CONSIDER CLIMATE TO BE A TOP THREE FOREIGN POLICY BE A TOP THREE FOREIGN POLICY PRIORITY RIGHT BEHIND SPREADING PRIORITY RIGHT BEHIND SPREADING DEMOCRACY AND CURBING TERRORISM. DEMOCRACY AND CURBING TERRORISM. SO DOMESTIC AS WELL AS FOREIGN SO DOMESTIC AS WELL AS FOREIGN POLICY. POLICY.>>EXTRAORDINARY.>>EXTRAORDINARY. ALEXI IT’S BEEN REPORTED ALEXI IT’S BEEN REPORTED CANDIDATES SAY THE TOUGHEST CANDIDATES SAY THE TOUGHEST QUESTIONS THEY ARE GETTING FROM QUESTIONS THEY ARE GETTING FROM YOUNG VOTERS ON THE TRAIL ARE YOUNG VOTERS ON THE TRAIL ARE AROUND CLIMATE CHANGE AND GUN AROUND CLIMATE CHANGE AND GUN CONTROL. CONTROL. HOW ARE THEY ADDRESSING IT? HOW ARE THEY ADDRESSING IT? THESE ARE GIANT PROBLEMS. THESE ARE GIANT PROBLEMS.>>BACK TO EMILY’S POINT WE HEAR>>BACK TO EMILY’S POINT WE HEAR THE DIFFERENT WAYS IN WHICH THE DIFFERENT WAYS IN WHICH CERTAIN CANDIDATES HAVE TALKED CERTAIN CANDIDATES HAVE TALKED ABOUT THESE THINGS IN AN ABOUT THESE THINGS IN AN INTERSECTIONAL WAY ESPECIALLY INTERSECTIONAL WAY ESPECIALLY RACE AND RACE ISSUES AS THEY RACE AND RACE ISSUES AS THEY RELATE. RELATE. IT IS NOT JUST SOMETHING YOU IT IS NOT JUST SOMETHING YOU LOOK AT IN A BOX BUT SOMETHING LOOK AT IN A BOX BUT SOMETHING THAT AFFECTS DIFFERENT PEOPLE THAT AFFECTS DIFFERENT PEOPLE WHO LOOK IN DIFFERENT WAYS. WHO LOOK IN DIFFERENT WAYS. THAT IS HOW CANDIDATES NEED TO THAT IS HOW CANDIDATES NEED TO BE TALKING ABOUT IT. BE TALKING ABOUT IT. SOME HAVE BEEN. SOME HAVE BEEN. I THINK THE OTHER THING WE’VE I THINK THE OTHER THING WE’VE SEEN ESPECIALLY ON THE ISSUE OF SEEN ESPECIALLY ON THE ISSUE OF GUNS IS HOW EMOTIONAL THE GUNS IS HOW EMOTIONAL THE CANDIDATES HAVE GOTTEN. CANDIDATES HAVE GOTTEN. IT WAS PETE BUTTIGIEG RECENTLY IT WAS PETE BUTTIGIEG RECENTLY AT AN EVENT STARTED TEARING UP AT AN EVENT STARTED TEARING UP WHEN A YOUNG PERSON ASKED HIM WHEN A YOUNG PERSON ASKED HIM ABOUT GUNS AND SAFETY AT SCHOOL. ABOUT GUNS AND SAFETY AT SCHOOL. I THINK THOSE MOMENTS OF JUST I THINK THOSE MOMENTS OF JUST BEING A NORMAL, REAL HUMAN WHEN BEING A NORMAL, REAL HUMAN WHEN TALKING ABOUT THESE ISSUES AS TALKING ABOUT THESE ISSUES AS SOMEONE WHO IS SEEKING THE SOMEONE WHO IS SEEKING THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE COUNTRY IS HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE COUNTRY IS A REALLY IMPORTANT WAY TO A REALLY IMPORTANT WAY TO CONNECT WITH YOUNG VOTERS WHO CONNECT WITH YOUNG VOTERS WHO FEEL THIS ON AN EMOTIONAL LEVEL FEEL THIS ON AN EMOTIONAL LEVEL NOT A POLITICAL LEVEL. NOT A POLITICAL LEVEL.>>ARE YOUNG VOTERS GOING TO BE>>ARE YOUNG VOTERS GOING TO BE LET DOWN? LET DOWN? JOE BIDEN HAS SAID THERE’S A LOT JOE BIDEN HAS SAID THERE’S A LOT OF GREAT IDEAS OUT THERE BUT I OF GREAT IDEAS OUT THERE BUT I KNOW HOW GOVERNMENT WORKS AND I KNOW HOW GOVERNMENT WORKS AND I KNOW HOW TO GET THINGS DONE. KNOW HOW TO GET THINGS DONE. ARE YOUNG VOTERS IF THEY GO WITH ARE YOUNG VOTERS IF THEY GO WITH A PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATE THAT A PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATE THAT THEY LOVE, THEY’RE EXCITED THEY LOVE, THEY’RE EXCITED ABOUT, ARE THEY GOING TO ABOUT, ARE THEY GOING TO ULTIMATELY GET DISAPPOINTED WHEN ULTIMATELY GET DISAPPOINTED WHEN THEY GO BACK AND GET A A THEY GO BACK AND GET A A WASHINGTON THAT GETS NOTHING WASHINGTON THAT GETS NOTHING DONE? DONE?>>THAT CERTAINLY HAPPENED IN>>THAT CERTAINLY HAPPENED IN THE 2010 MIDTERM ELECTION AFTER THE 2010 MIDTERM ELECTION AFTER OBAMA THAT THERE WAS A MASSIVE OBAMA THAT THERE WAS A MASSIVE YOUTH VOTE FALL-OFF BECAUSE HE YOUTH VOTE FALL-OFF BECAUSE HE HAD COME IN WITH BIG IDEAS AND HAD COME IN WITH BIG IDEAS AND WASN’T ABLE TO DELIVER EVEN ON A WASN’T ABLE TO DELIVER EVEN ON A CONGRESS THAT HE CONTROLLED. CONGRESS THAT HE CONTROLLED.>>BIG IDEAS DIE IN WASHINGTON.>>BIG IDEAS DIE IN WASHINGTON.>>SO SAD.>>SO SAD. I THINK IT REALLY IS. I THINK IT REALLY IS. I THINK IT IS INCUMBENT UPON THE I THINK IT IS INCUMBENT UPON THE FIELD TO BE SHOWING UNITY THERE FIELD TO BE SHOWING UNITY THERE THAT THEY CAN RALLY BEHIND THAT THEY CAN RALLY BEHIND WHOEVER THE NOMINEE IS TO KEEP WHOEVER THE NOMINEE IS TO KEEP SOME OF THE ENTHUSIASM AND NOT SOME OF THE ENTHUSIASM AND NOT JUST RELY ON THE FEAR OF TRUMP JUST RELY ON THE FEAR OF TRUMP BEING RE-ELECTED. BEING RE-ELECTED.>>YOUNG VOTERS BEING IDEALISTIC>>YOUNG VOTERS BEING IDEALISTIC OR ENTHUSIASTIC ISN’T A NEW OR ENTHUSIASTIC ISN’T A NEW CONCEPT. CONCEPT.>>NO.>>NO. IN 2010 THEY REALLY KIND OF IN 2010 THEY REALLY KIND OF DROPPED OFF, BUT THE KEY TO DROPPED OFF, BUT THE KEY TO MOTIVATING A YOUNG PERSON IS TO MOTIVATING A YOUNG PERSON IS TO SHOW THE TANGIBLE DIFFERENCE SHOW THE TANGIBLE DIFFERENCE THAT ENGAGEMENT CAN MAKE. THAT ENGAGEMENT CAN MAKE. I THINK THE NUMBER ONE DRIVER OF I THINK THE NUMBER ONE DRIVER OF YOUTH PARTICIPATION WAS THE GUN YOUTH PARTICIPATION WAS THE GUN ISSUE IN 2018. ISSUE IN 2018.>>YES.>>YES.>>FROM A STATISTICAL MODELING>>FROM A STATISTICAL MODELING POINT OF VIEW. POINT OF VIEW. AND THE SUCCESS THOSE PARKLAND AND THE SUCCESS THOSE PARKLAND STUDENTS HAD. STUDENTS HAD. AND THEY TALKED ABOUT THE AND THEY TALKED ABOUT THE SUCCESS. SUCCESS. IT WASN’T — IT DIDN’T CHANGE IT WASN’T — IT DIDN’T CHANGE EVERYTHING BUT THEY MADE SMALL, EVERYTHING BUT THEY MADE SMALL, INCREMENTAL CHANGES IN TALKING INCREMENTAL CHANGES IN TALKING ABOUT THAT AND TALKING ABOUT HOW ABOUT THAT AND TALKING ABOUT HOW ONE STEP AT A TIME IS GOING TO ONE STEP AT A TIME IS GOING TO BE IMPORTANT TO WORK INSIDE AS BE IMPORTANT TO WORK INSIDE AS WELL AS OUTSIDE OF THE SYSTEM. WELL AS OUTSIDE OF THE SYSTEM. IT’S GOING TO BE CRITICAL TO

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  1. All I know is the young voters that are Democrat how they will come out in 2020 and they’re voting against Donald Trump to get this madman out of office. I don’t know I’ve talk to thousands of people with my colleagues around the world and they’re building for a new generation of voters they will be Democrat for the people of the people of United States. not for the special class Republicans every time they’re in office they destroy the economy and they pocket millions upon millions, from government contracts building tanks and weapons and planes that you don’t need.Donald Trump is going to put America into it deep recession that will bankrupt just about every American

  2. These are all high school student's going to collage now. They all dislike Trump because he was going to ships there parents, to the country they left.

  3. Yeah right WHY ARE YOU NOT TALKING ABOUT THE Hurricane Dorian updates
    Bahamas AND ALL THE LIVES LOST TO THIS STROM 1000'S ARE DEAD AND NO ONE
    THERE TO REALLY HELP THESE PEOPLE WHAT IS WRONG WITH tRUMP when this
    comes out the people are going to be UPSET that this has taken so LONG
    TO COME OUT and ON tRUMP WATCH

  4. Bernie owns the youth vote….period. We all grew up with this establishment corporate bought bullsh*t we can smell it wafting off Biden. Biden says he knows how Washington works, sellout your morals, sellout your voters, sellout your integrity, do Nothing, kiss the corporate ring, collect your check, and pat yourself on the back. (Rinse and repeat) No. Thank. You. If you really care about saving democracy, our country, and the world. Stop trying to make Biden happen!

  5. In America:.300 children unintentionally shoot themselves or someone else every year. 590 children, under 18, die by gun suicide each year, most often by a family member's gun. Please parents, lock up your guns, double and triple times.

  6. IN ALL THE DISCOURSE NOT ONE WORD ABOUT THE GUN LOBBY AND THE STRATEGIC WAY THAT ORGANIZATION BOLDLY MANIPULATES THE POLITICS OF THE DAY. THIS ORGANIZATION NEEDS TO BE MANAGED IT HAS GOT TOO MUCH INFLUENCE AND POWER ON OLD AND NEW GENERATION ALIKE, IF IT IS NOT MANAGED IN A WAY THAT SERVES THE SOCIETY IT OVER.

  7. Anybodyiyn therir right mind knows that you leave your children better than you have now when they are gone. If a person can't leave them anything, at leas tleaxe them a world and a better future

  8. Trump will win again if running against anyone but yang. Yang will get gen z, gen x, liberals, independents, Republicans and Democrats to vote for him.
    But , unfortunately msnbc and the liberal media will try to silence him and his policies and push for biden, harris, Pete, booker and warren.

  9. The future belongs to these young people, and they have to literally take it out of the hands of these old leaders whose ideas and philosophies are often outdated. They have to stand up and dictate in which direction they want their future to go! They can't have these old guys choosing for them!

  10. Gun control and climate change is something Trump will not help younger voters with solving these two issues. Trump could not care about either one of them.

  11. Biden has already made it clear he has no respect for young people. Their ONLY reason to vote for him is to get Trump out. But some just won't show up. Possibly enough to allow Trump to win. You think his campaign doesn't know that? Of course they support Biden. They know he is TRUMP's best chance to win, not the Dems!

  12. Clinton was a terrible pick (better than trump but) and if trump is to be removed a candidate must be a progressive with a lower age range. It seems like if we stick with older white guys we keep doing the same thing without any reason to expect a different outcome.

  13. Why are they talking about how to manipulate the voters instead of who is the best candidate based on their platform? This is a warped reality show.

  14. You go young people the future is yours and you will be responsible for stewardship of the planet and it's environment. Time to shake up the status quo as its this very system that has created the inequality we see today. Be brave and be bold your going to need it doing more of the same won't be enough.

  15. If the people want to really get things done, they have to give the Dems a super majority in the house and the senate. Then they will be able to get real change and reform etched into the law of the land that will be near impossible to reverse.

  16. these clowns still dont get it, the positions these people are pushing ARE moderate positions as they are supported by a vast majority. only people who push misinformation say gun control or climate action are far left issues.

  17. MSNBC is mostly Repulicans, not PROGRESSIVE,. Joe Biden is republican light. You won't change what is, Bernie/Warren 2020. All or nothing Gex Z, well I'm in my 60's and I'm progressive. MSNBC, you're bought and paid for by corporations.

  18. Biden equals Hillary and this means the Democrats will loose for the republican candidate. Vote progressive and not "more of the same".

  19. Inez Qtaish is writing no matter what, I will not sign no contract taking settlement and Inez Qtaish will not compromise, Inez Qtaish 14 civil cases are going to trial and the truth will be reveal publicly.

  20. Young voters need to think about their future. Will they have a family? Which party will raise their taxes and lower their standard of living???!!! Which party favors bigger government intrusion into their lives??? Which party is inching toward the totalitarianism we fought to crush in WWII???

  21. One can only hope! Yeah. The Gen-Zs that are drowning in student debt have been more engaged. Sad they have no-follow-through skills. Very unreliable. That 33% voted in 2018 is encouraging. Nevertheless, I'd believe their commitment when they actually show up to vote in 2020 even if the DNP doesn't pick a progressive as their presidential candidate. We'll see!

  22. Turns out it only takes 4 years to wipe out the old white man party, and they did it to their selfs. Republicans and Christians really scored an own goal here. The younger generation is sick and tired of the hate, racism and inequality.

  23. Every time someone buys a Tesla a republican has a fatal stroke or a heart attack. Trump voters are dropping like cockroaches.

  24. If Biden stays in the race it means that Democrats do not really have a unified answer to Adolf Trump. The Democrat elite still believes right extremism by Trump/Republicans can be countered by conservative centrism. It can't. If the elite still pushes Biden like they pushed Clinton the US will be doomed. Not that Biden doesn't win. He will, given Dems are able to check Republican rigging of the election, but they run the same course Republicans can so successfully propaganda against. It's dumb and false propaganda. But somehow Americans believe it. This simple fact needs to be taken into account. Americans believe the Kindergarten level false propaganda of Republicans. They cultivated this propaganda over decades and Democrats do not fight against that propaganda. Why? I think the Democrat elite is prone to believe that dangerous false propaganda too.

  25. My millenial generation and younger have lived our entire lives with school shootings, domestic and foreign terror attacks.

    We will vote out these GOP losers. Or change the tv-lock feature and block Fox News on our brainwashed relatives smart-TVs.

  26. DON'T ever sell the new generation of 2020 voters SHORT! They are far brighter than people want to give them credit for–after all, they are "the future". The saying goes, "Lead, follow or get out of the way". They KNOW the difference between a "computer generated" weather graph and a crudely drawn "Sharpee" bubble [with absolutely NO attempt to even "follow the lines"]. Yep!! I think they get it!

  27. Biden has done nothing for the environment or guns. He votes for wars, corporate rights over workers rights and did nothing in 8 years as second in command. Bernie is the only politician you can trust and has a vision of future that is achievable and necessary for survival.

  28. We will NEVER take ANYONE supporting the GOP seriously as long as all they have to say is based on worn-out jargon, rhetoric, name-calling, vulgarity, other bullying tactics, and ignorance of history and actual FACTS. Neither do we accept their enabling of a So-Called POTUS who has a criminal and corrupt history, lies daily to himself and the rest of the American people and the World, has overt self-interested motivations, fails to acknowledge FACTS, and is willing to place future generations and the planet in peril due his inability to listen to advice from knowledgeable and unbiased people on important topics.

  29. We need a total fire sale on republicans in office. We need to vote them out from school boards on up. Not one left in office period because they have not stood up for the constitution against Trump.

  30. I find this younger generation to be impressive. Work with some and remember the focus, drive and articulate ability of the Parkland Students. Country needs this to strengthen foundations now being shaken by Trump Trump Regime.

  31. Young voters, be smart. America and the rest of the world already know Biden, he would be the best person at this time and place to replace the joker in the WH. Remember, there will be lots of repairs after Trump here and abroad and Biden knows that rope already. Then, putting Kamala Harrison in the VP position would be another intelligent strategic move; she's a woman and of color and knows the law. Warren in the position of AG to clean up the mess, Buttigieg with his background, experience and ability to communicate respectfully in many languages, Secy of State. Bernie Sanders in charge of the environment. These are positions that would correct and strengthen American politics, government and position in the world. Ponder on these moves and not on cutesy stuff, you're entering the real world that requires strategies to move forward. Thanks and get your friends and vote.

  32. Generation Z is an embarrassment. A bunch of whiny, entitled, brats that don't have enough life experience which is why they are, "all or nothing", "uncompromising". They simply don't know how things work and don't take the time to learn.

  33. INDEPENDANT voter since the late 1970s here*…..and a *volunteer activist on a variety of important issues for decades. I vote for people who I believe will do the best job for the American People and the Nation, regardless of their party: and I often volunteer for the campaigns of persons that I feel are exceptional candidates for Office: based on their "track records" and platforms. Most often that means that I am leftist in my views: although I have sometimes voted for Republicans with good ideas and history as well.

    I welcome the dedication of this new generation of voters*…..and their interest in reality; often emphasizing the *importance of current political choices that will create a better (or worse) planet that we will leave to the generations of humanity that will follow us.

    To all "Millenials" and "Generation Z", WELCOME!!! There are STILL a lot of "Boomers" that believe (and work toward) the ideals that you have. BOTH GENERATIONS should work together to enhance the effectiveness of each other.

    TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER!!!
    EVERYONE NEEDS TO PULL TOGETHER!!!
    LET'S MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE!!!

    Peace & Love

    ~~RED ☮♡♫'

    .

  34. Thank You Generation Z, I hope you can make the difference my generation only talked about.
    We have left you a mess to clean up, I apologize for what we knew and yet did nothing.

  35. OPINION:

    PRESIDENT TRUMP THINKS, SINCE THIS IS A COUNTRY.OF REPUBLICAN MAJORITY OF DEMOCRACY, HE CAN OR MAY ACT LIKE A KING, IF THAT IS A DEMOCRATIC CHOICE AS A PRESIDENT.

    WASHINGTON, DURING HIS TIME, WAS ASKED IF HE WOULD LIKE TO BE A KING.
    HE SAID HE DOESN'T NEED IT. THAT'S HIS DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICAN CHOICE.
    THAT'S HIS CHOICE BECAUSE THE AMERICANS WON, THE COLONIALISM OF BRITAIN WAS DEFEATED

    THE COLONIAL BRITISH LOST.

    BUT, THE THREAT OF COMMUNISM AGAINST REPUBLICAN DEMOCRACY IS VERY DANGEROUS, SO AS THE PRESIDENT, HE MAY NEED TO DECIDE SOMETHING FOR AMERICA TO WIN.

    REPUBLIC MEANS, AFTER COLONIALISM, OR AFTER WINNING FROM OTHER FORM SYSTEM OF REPRESSION, THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING TO MAKE AMERICA GETS ITS INDEPENDENCE.

    REMEMBER ? :

    1ST REPUBLIC ( IN GERMANY : 1ST REICH: WEAK ?).

    2ND REPUBLIC ( 2ND REICH: WEAK ? )

    3RD. REPUBLIC ( 3RD REICH: NAZISM . )

    WHY ? .

    REPUBLICAN IS THE PARTY OF A MAJORITY, NOT DEMOCRACY.

    DEMOCRACY IS A PARTY OF THE MINORITIES.

  36. So they are hanging their hopes on 18-24 year olds? Lol y'all I remember being that age. I thought I knew everything and didn't have a clue. Good luck with that.

  37. We will defeat fascist swine like Trump. Once in a while we make a mistake. But then we pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off. Trump is toast.

  38. #1 nope to Biden its Hillary all over again.. stop pushing your beliefs that he is the only choice.. I will vote blue for every single candidate no matter who it is but not Biden.

  39. This younger generation simply has more access to information that, in past generations was more difficult to gather. The verdict is still out whether this younger generation utilizes this advantage. With the world becoming more segregated and violent, I'm not so sure.

  40. WE DO NOT WANT BIDEN!!! Biden will lose worse than Hillary because people under the age of 100 only vote when there is a candidate who gives a crap about real issues.

  41. Trump and the Republican party should be enough for voters to show up and vote. Americas future is at stake.republicans protect putin .dems want to protect America and the constitution.

  42. Bernie Sanders held a rally in L.A. 2 months ago and 14,000 showed up. 80% of the people there were under the age of 50…Joe Biden gets 50 seniors at his monthly mini rallies.

  43. Generation z are already in line wating to vote according to news media. China will definitely be interfering in 2020 elections to get Trump out of office.

  44. We need police accountability more than gun control because once we have it then people can feel safe enough to not be armed to defend ourselves from the cops

  45. All this simplistic rhetoric carefully avoids the name Sanders, not only referencing votes or polls. It's so obvious the intention is visible. All your Biden-talk is shameless. Note: If you don't know the thruth, you're just dumb – but knowing the truth and calling it a lie (or omitting the truth) is criminal.

  46. stephanie rule, 60 years old trying to be 25 still with her wardrobe. There is ZERO chance trump doesn't win by landslide with these morons in media still not learning from 2016 and the lunatic nutjobs running on democratic side. The good news, is these commies in the media's heads will probably explode and live suicides will become the norm with liberals.

  47. Democrats will struggle to take back the White House, but an 8 inch Baltimore rat hair has a better chance of making its way into a hotdog.

  48. And Yang (who they forgot to mention again) always has more young voters at his rallies than any other candidate.
    YangGang Baby!!!

  49. Health Insurance , and education. A winning combination for Dems and independents in 2020! Go Bernie! Keep Americans dumb and unhealthy. That's the Republicans mission statement.

  50. What is it with the fixation on Biden? Bernie is better and more appealing to young people (and old).
    We need a New Deal in America, not merely respite from a criminal regime.

  51. Correction: Young voters know ALL TOO WELL what Joe Biden's stance policy wise is, which is why they DON'T support him. It's the older generation, those baby boomers who go for Joe because he appears to be the "safe" default option that have no idea what this guy has done, and what he stands for.

  52. WTF? Almost 3/4 thru the video on young progressive voters and no mention of the most popular candidate, Bernie Sanders….oh yeah – sure there's no slant against Bernie…..what B.S. !!

  53. Don't forget that we have been at war their entire lives, they have never known an America at peace.

  54. These people believe that all young people all think the same. They all want gun control. They all believe in global warming. They all think like the leftist. No the young leftist think like a leftist the normal kids with a good work ethic and a bright future think like a right winger. The pot smoking lazy tree hugger who think's a real job is for his daddy and not him this Is who the Democrats speak to.

  55. No more old world white males, NO VOTES FOR JOE BIDEN! ~ America needs fresh and new young blood leadership with new Ideas, like AOC! No more old, greedy and ignorant old world white men! ~ VOTE BLUE AND YOUNG

  56. Yes the tricky Dixie, redhead Cherokee breed, farmers daughter, hiding out in the hills have eyes whatever. She speaks the female trade tongue, with these women at the DNC. Yes sir, women talk the way they trade tongue sum, I reckon. Wood knot wisdom mixed up culturally speaking country.

  57. Yes the wheeling dealing of females that are not board stiff head whacking boring, crystal shop bobbles scoring. Cultural root's in other words, wood knot you know it.

  58. We don’t want Joe Biden ! He is all about old school politics that don’t work anymore! Bernie Sanders is the guys that will dramatically change the world! #Bernie2020

  59. Moderates hurt Obama's agenda, moderates told us to go with Hillary over Bernie, now moderates are telling us to go with Biden one of the most centrist Democrats in our government. We need to excited our own base as Americans are more liberal than you think.

  60. A generation of weak liberal voters who think that the US govt owes them a living. If they had common sense, spines and
    thicker skin, they might make something of themselves some day.

  61. Big ideas die in Washington because of people like Moscow Mitch and the filibuster. We must remove the filibuster and electoral college.

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