(PartiallyPolitics.com) – A new Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University survey found that around a third of young voters, between the ages of 18 to 34, are undecided on who they are going to support in the upcoming presidential election.
These recent findings are a signal that there is the possibility for candidates to attract more voters in this important voting bloc ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
CIRCLE found that of those who were highly motivated to vote in the upcoming election, 37 percent were more likely to vote for a Democrat, while 25 percent supported a Republican candidate. Around 7 percent also expressed support for an independent or third-party candidate.
The 2024 presidential election is going to start in around six weeks, with the Iowa caucuses taking place on January 15. The Republican presidential candidates competing in the race will try to win their party’s nomination and the chance to compete against Democratic President Joe Biden in the next presidential election.
CIRCLE stated that according to their study, the youth would continue to be an important block in determining the outcome of the next presidential election, and found that around 40 million potential new Gen Z voters, or around a fifth of the overall electorate, would be joining the election cycle. As they pointed out this means that this demographic could become an important driving force in the next presidential election.
CIRCLE’s Communications team lead Alberto Medina pointed out that young people tend to appreciate any candidate who makes an effort to reach out to them.
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