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Surprising Twist: Gen Z’s Soft Spot for Trump Shakes Political Scene

Picture this: Donald Trump, beloved by Gen Z? Yep, you read that right. Turns out, the former president has a fan club among the youngest voting crowd, according to a recent poll that’s turning heads faster than a TikTok trend.

So, what’s the scoop? A Harvard CAPS–Harris survey spilled the beans, revealing that a whopping 57 percent of registered voters gave Trump a thumbs-up for his presidential performance. But wait for it—when you zoom into Generation Z, that approval rating skyrockets to a jaw-dropping 64 percent! That’s right, folks. It seems like Trump’s antics struck a chord with the TikTok generation, even though some of them were still mastering their ABCs during his time in the Oval Office.

But hey, what’s all the fuss about? Well, besides causing a stir in the political playground, these stats might just be a plot twist in President Joe Biden’s storyline. You see, in the nail-biter of an election back in 2020, young voters played a starring role in Biden’s big win. Back then, Gen Z and millennials were waving Biden banners like they were the hottest new accessory, giving him a comfy 20-point lead over Trump, according to the smart folks at the Pew Research Center.

Now, fast forward to today. Who’s giving Trump a virtual high-five? Well, it’s not just the young guns. Folks in the 55 to 64 club are also giving him a nod of approval, clocking in at a cool 60 percent. And let’s not forget the 25 to 44 squad, who are all aboard the Trump train with an impressive 58 percent approval rating.

But hold your horses, folks. Before we crown Trump king of the Gen Z castle, there’s more tea to spill. A fresh poll from Axios-Generation Lab suggests that Biden might still have a fighting chance. It’s a neck-and-neck race, with 52 percent of voters between 18 and 34 giving a nod to Biden, while 48 percent are sticking with Trump.

Political pundit Neil O’Brian from the University of Oregon sums it up nicely: “We don’t know enough yet.” Yep, you heard it from the expert. There’s still plenty of plot twists and turns ahead. So, while it’s tempting to read the tea leaves, let’s keep those question marks handy.

Bottom line? The political landscape is about as unpredictable as the latest viral dance challenge. Whether you’re Team Trump, Team Biden, or just here for the memes, one thing’s for sure: buckle up, because this political rollercoaster is far from over.