Seems like you are trying to convince yourself of something? Prior to pandemic new voter registration trended higher than usual, but yes it is much lower now. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/vo ... -pandemic/Tomanyiron wrote:OK I can see what you are saying. Older folks watch more TV. And which age group is more likely to vote?
Oh and what about this? Voter registration in Illinois, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia each dropped by more than 50%, and California plummeted by 75%.
All states have lower registration due to the coronavirus pandemic. But looks like the blue states have the biggest problem.
Yes, older folks watch more TV, but i think that demographic has maxed out their political sway in 2016. Some polls show a large decline in enthusiasm in older folks. Probably watching and living the consequences of mismanaged pandemic responses has woken some up to the reality that having leaders that actually lead matters. At any rate, given the super large divisive nature of trump, I doubt he's convinced more people to vote for him come 2020. On the other hand, will he turn out more people against him? Seems likely. Also seems likely that the pandemic gets much worse before it gets better.