Dem pollster: Young voters are able to relate more to Sanders than baby boomer politicians

Democratic pollster Pia Nargundkar said on Wednesday that millennial voters tend to be more supportive of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel Biden wins Hawaii primary Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden MORE's (I-Vt.) policy proposals because they reflect their priorities as opposed to those put forth by baby boomer politicians. 

"I think it's a reflection of policy priorities that the vast majority of baby boomer elected officials have been advocating for, for the last two decades," Nargundkar, a senior associate at ALG Research, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on "What America's Thinking." 

"Younger voters, whether you're [Generation Z] or millennial, they're concerned about climate change. They're concerned about student debt, and college, and paying for college,"

"Bernie Sanders has been advocating for free college. He's been advocating for doing something about climate change," she said. "You don't see most politicians advocating for those issues." 

A Harvard Institute of Politics poll released earlier this week found that 41 percent of millennial voters said they believe that elected officials who are baby boomers do not care about them. 

Millennials are set to play a consequential role in next year's 2020 presidential election, which could play to Sanders' advantage. 

The poll also found that 43 percent of 18-29-year-old voter said they are likely to vote in their state’s primary. 

Among young, Democratic voters 58 percent said they were planning to vote in their state’s primary. 

— Julia Manchester