Twitter Advising ‘Out of Touch’ Biden on Appealing to Young Voters for 2020
Former Vice President attempts to navigate the digital landscape
Former Vice President Joe Biden is quizzing Twitter bosses and other social media executives on the best strategy to appeal to 'young people' as he prepares to make a possible presidential run for 2020, according to reports.
Biden, who is also receiving advice from failed 2016 candidate Hillary Clinton, is talking to multiple social media companies about what appeals to the young generation, according to an anonymous source.
Twitter refused to respond to questions about Biden expect saying that they provide advice to anyone who requests it.
“We work with elected officials, candidates and former politicians regularly when it comes to them getting the most out of Twitter,” a Twitter spokesman said according to CNBC.
The 76-year-old Democrat is attempting to navigate the digital landscape to up his chances of beating Trump in 2020.
President of NowThis News, Athan Stephanopoulos, did confirm Biden did contact his company.
“We are trying to reinforce that outlets like NowThis are an important place to spend time and reach these audiences,” he told reporters.
“Candidates will have to take a stand on these issues as it relates to talking to this whole new generation of voters.”
According to NPR poll in January, Biden Biden has a high favorability rating amongst a specific demographics, but it seemingly doesn't include young people.
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His support demographics are as follows:
Black people (70 percent)
White people without a college education (71 percent)
White people with a college education (83 percent)
His numbers are considerably higher than other Democrats inclduing Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Kamala Harris of California.
The poll suggests that the only viable challenger against Trump is Biden.
According to the Emerson College survey released on Saturday, Biden would prevail in 2020 with 51 percent of the vote to the president's 49 percent.
Ahead of the critical first-in-the-nation vote, Emerson College found the Biden was ahead for the Democratic field with nearly 30 percent of the vote from other candidates preparing to join the nominating process.
The sobering figure shows a 10-point advantage on Harris and Sanders and almost 20-points ahead of Warren.