Changing demographics have led Dems to merge economic, racial equality messages, says pollster

Democratic pollster Pia Nargundkar told Hill.TV in an interview on Monday that the changing demographics in the U.S. has led to Democrats merging their messages on racial and economic equality. 

"I think Democrats are very in tune to this changing demographic electorate," Nargundkar, a senior associate at ALG Research, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking." 

"You can see it both in the messengers that they're using as well as their message," she continued. 

"I think after 2018, you've seen the rise of people like [Reps.] AOC [Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe unintended consequences of interest rate caps The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump threatens jail time over 'treason' and 'spying' Lewandowski: Why Joe Biden won't make it to the White House — again MORE D-N.Y.], and Rashia Tlaib [D-Mich], and Ilhan OmarIlhan Omar'SNL' mocks Jeannine Pirro's support of Trump: 'He is the Michael Jordan of presidents' Omar introduces bill sanctioning Brunei over anti-homosexuality law GOP launches anti-BDS discharge petition MORE [D-Minn.]," she said. "Young, diverse women making a case, and you're also seeing the conjunction of the economic equity and the racial justice equity message." 

"I think that is a result of this sort of the changing demographic," she said. 

Calls for economic and racial equality have also been heard on the 2020 campaign trail, with candidates such as Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenButtigieg jokes about holding town hall same night as 'Game of Thrones' finale Buttigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message Warren offers to help Twitter user with her love life MORE (D-Mass.) calling for higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans while promoting social justice issues. 

— Julia Manchester