Young People Are Looking For Younger Leaders, Poll Says

Young people are looking for an age change during this upcoming election season.

A poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that most Americans ages 15 to 34 think voting gives their generation some say about how the government is run.

Nearly 79 percent of this group also believe leaders from their generation would do a better job running the country.

The poll found young people eager to vote for someone who shared their political views on issues like health care and immigration policy. They expressed far less excitement about voting for a candidate described as a lifelong politician.

The current Congress is among the oldest in U.S. history. 

At the beginning of the 115th Congress in January 2017, the average age of House members was nearly 58. The average age of senators was nearly 62, according to the Congressional Research Service.

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