RFK, Jr. Believes His "Path to Hope" Explains Popularity With Young Voters
A New York Times/Siena poll published Sunday indicated that among voters age 18 to 29 in six key battleground states, Kennedy leads with 34 percent while President Joe Biden and Donald Trump are at 30 percent and 29 percent, respectively.
"I've always had a big following among young people; environmentalists skew young," he said.
He also said that since his candidacy, some have approached him to tell him they appreciated his stand against mandatory COVID vaccines for college students. "I tell them, 'thanks.' What else can I say?" he quips.
Kennedy said he also wants to restore "moral authority" to the U.S., a notion to which young people are gravitating as their opinion of America has soured.
He points to a Gallup poll in June that indicated just 18 percent of voters age 18 to 34 are "extremely proud" to be American, significantly lower than a decade earlier.
"In the terms of the last two presidents, an entire generation of American kids have become disillusioned about our country and their own futures," he said. "I've been trying to show that generation a path to hope."
Read the full interview here.
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