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Focus Group Reveals ‘Shocking’ Lack Of Election Knowledge In MSNBC Segment

Nine younger voters in a spotlight group from Orange County, California, couldn’t identify their native member of Congress ― and one girl didn’t know what midterm elections are and couldn’t determine any member of the House of Representatives. (Watch the movies under.)

Jon Favreau, the previous Barack Obama speechwriter behind “The Wildnerness” podcast, confirmed the clip of Gen Z Democrats on MSNBC’s “Alex Wagner Tonight” Wednesday to not humiliate ― however to light up the motivations of uninformed voters.

Wagner known as the video “shocking” and informed Favreau he shattered the parable of the swing voter being a “white dude in a diner in the Midwest.”

To which Favreau responded: “The 81 million people that showed up to vote against Donald Trump in 2020 ― a very small percentage of them, as you mentioned ― actually follow the news closely. Most people who actually vote don’t have a pre-formed political opinion. They’re not super ideological, they’re not super partisan. They just show up on election day and pick between two candidates.”

Favreau additionally carried out focus teams amongst working-class Latinos in Las Vegas, Black voters in Atlanta and “disengaged Democrats” in Pittsburgh.

The points that emerged of most significance have been the price of housing, fuel and meals, plus abortion and gun violence, Favreau stated.

Asked what points media and politicians discuss an excessive amount of, the main target teams stated the Jan. 6 Capitol assault and the elections themselves, Favreau famous. In a clip Favreau posted Wednesday on Twitter, one respondent needed to provide politics a “zero” by way of priorities however settled on a “two.”

“The Wildnerness” seeks to amass a “pro-democracy” coalition to defeat Trumpism in 2022 and past, in response to its web site. Favreau is betting on voters who aren’t precisely within the know to get it achieved.

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