Dem pollster says young voters will play significant role in 2020

Democratic pollster Mike Greenfield said in an interview that aired Thursday on "What America's Thinking" that the party is already in the process of rallying young voters ahead of the 2020 races.  

"They definitely are," Greenfield, CEO and founder of Change Research, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on Wednesday when asked if Democratic presidential hopefuls were focused on attracting young voters. 

"That was one of the big successes of 2018 was rallying younger voters to come out and vote, and it's going to be really important for 2020," he continued. 

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Greenfield said that young voters would play a significant role in the primaries, as well as the general election.  

"Our polling in the Democratic primaries shows that Bernie Sanders is still the most popular among younger voters, and it's not clear that any of the other candidates have gotten a huge amount of traction among that group," he said. "That's going to be a big thing both in the Democratic primary, as well as the general." 

— Julia Manchester