A new poll from the Institute of Politics at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government shows that young voters don't trust President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump on a multitude of key issues, including the Israel-Hamas war, Ukraine, climate change, gun violence, health care, crime and public safety.
Voters age 18 to 29 are also less enthusiastic about voting in 2024 than they were in the last presidential election. At this point in the 2020 cycle, 57% said they definitely planned to vote, but now that number has dropped to 49%. And among certain groups — including women and Black and Hispanic voters — the diminishment of enthusiasm is especially large.
So what explains this shift? And what might the candidates do to to ramp up younger voters' enthusiasm once again? Adam Reilly is joined by John Della Volpe, the director of polling at the Institute of Politics, and Harvard student Ethan Jasny, who chairs the university's Public Opinion Project.
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