Why Gen Z Conservatives Are Drawn To Political Outsiders

Article originally appeared on thefederalist.com.

A recent poll from Harvard University’s Institute of Politics found that voters born after 1996, also known as Generation Z, are extremely unenthusiastic about the prospect of a Trump-Biden rematch in this year’s presidential contest. Shockingly, and in a massive rebuke to President Biden and the Democrats, less than 50 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds now say they’ll “definitely” cast a vote in the 2024 election. With younger generations looking to third-party candidates or sitting out entirely, it’s important to understand the mindset of Gen Z and their political vision.

The emerging right-wing political ethos among Gen Z largely manifests as a response to the dominance of liberal ideals across nearly every facet of life.

Having been born in 1997, I just made the cut as a Gen Z’er. And as a former leftist, I grew up idolizing Barack Obama. He was cool. He made pithy jokes about Republicans and went on late-night TV. I was raised on “The Daily Show” …

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