Gen Z rejects leftism; moves toward more conservative/libertarian policies, polls indicate

79.1% of Gen Z voters polled said they don't approve of the job Joe Biden is doing as President.
The Student Action Summit stage in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Convention of States Action President Mark Meckler said that a recent Trafalgar poll indicates that Gen. Z is rejecting President Joe Biden and his policies, and is headed toward more conservative views.

According to Meckler, when people in the age range of 18-24 were asked if they think President Joe Biden and the Democrats have made the case that their policies are working, 79.1% of them said no.  

"That number is exceedingly high," Mark Meckler said on the John Solomon Reports podcast. "We think of old people as conservative, as 65+. Only 59.6% say they (Biden and the Democrats) haven't made the case. It's a big number, but it's still a full 20 points higher for 18- to 24-year-olds. This is on everything we've polled right now from oil and gas to LGBT issues."

Meckler says that this data shows that Gen Z, which is generally defined as people born from 1997 to 2022, may be heading down a more conservative route than the millennials before them.

"That Gen Z 18-to-24 cohort is the most conservative generation in the American body politic right now," Meckler stated. 

Meckler says that one thing the conservative movement needs to do better is learning how to communicate and engage with young voters. He said that Gen Z voters are very engaged in meme culture and it's a way they communicate.

"This is literally the main communication method for 18- to 24-year-olds," Meckler said, referring to meme culture. "This is how they get their information. This is how they discover what the important stories and issues are. So we have to embrace what's called meme culture and we have to get good at it."

The way to learn how to get better at this type of communication, according to Meckler, is to get the younger generations to teach the older generations how to engage in it. 

"We're going to hire people from that age cohort and we're gonna have them teach us," Meckler stated. "And this tends to be a hard thing for older folks in politics to realize. We got to bring those people in and not just bring them in and hope that they stand back and pass out the cookies. But we give them real responsibility and authority, and have them teach us how they communicate and what's important to them."