Why are millennial voters choosing not to participate in the 2016 presidential election? Don’t they know what is at stake in this year’s presidential election? Many say because young voters don’t like Donald Trump and don’t trust Hillary Clinton, the 18-35 demographic of voters has voiced their desire to sit out this year’s election.
A recent Gallup Poll found the “percentage of young voters this year saying they will definitely vote — now at 47%, down from 58% in 2012 and from a peak of 74% in 2008.
“In contrast to the 11-point drop since 2012 in young adults’ voting intention, there has been a seven-point decline among 35- to 54-year-olds and virtually no decline among those aged 55 and older.”
Roland Martin, Host and Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now and Host of The Roland Martin Show dissects why young Black voters are sitting out this year’s election and why it is critically important that they get out to the polls on election day.
All that and more in this edition of The Roland Martin Show.