Issues, Politics

Generation “Zocialist”

A new Harris Poll reveals that Generation Z has the most positive view of “socialism” of any generation-even more so than millennials. This is especially true on such issues as “universal health care” and “tuition-free college.” According to the report, Generation Z, including socialism-inclined millennials, will make up 37% of the electorate in 2020. The poll confirms that the top three voting issues for Generation Z are mass shootings, racial equality, and open borders. It could significantly help skew the Left’s candidate in favor of someone like Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who has openly embraced socialism (regardless of its havoc) for decades. Read more…

Here’s more from Axios…

Generation Z has a more positive view of the word “socialism” than previous generations, and — along with millennials — are more likely to embrace socialistic policies and principles than past generations, according to a new Harris Poll given exclusively to Axios.

Why it matters: The word “socialism” does not carry the same stigma it did in the past, now that it has been resurrected by celebrity politicians like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Young people’s political views often change as they grow older, but their support for socialistic policies is a sign that the old rules of politics are changing fast.

Gen Z and millennials are projected to make up 37% of the electorate in 2020, and what they’re looking for in a presidential candidate is shifting.

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