Young voters talk presidential politics ahead of primary

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — They are young, they are interested and they have issues that are important to them.

"College funds, health care, life insurance. Things like that," University of Memphis junior Nariah Fields said about the issues that are important to her.

Many young voters, like some at the University of Memphis, are still up in the air about who they think best represents their views for America.

"I want to be really serious, not so funny with all the memes about other people," U of M junior Hope Stevens said.

Yet these young voters are the ones every politician is after.

"Our generation is the next step, and if you can push your agenda to that next step, it leads to more voters," U of M freshman Taylor May said.

"It's a lot of us, and we are like the up-and-coming generation. It's our time now," U of M junior Khalia Bass said.

Getting their vote won't necessarily be easy.

Many we talked to said they are already tired of the back and forth they see among politicians.

"It makes me want to get out there and vote, but not necessarily for the business guys because I don't think they really know how to lead our country, because it's more complicated than just making money," U of M sophomore Brandon Russell said.

With more young Americans taking notice and getting involved in politics, they can really sway election results.

Pollsters said in many early-voting states, record numbers of young voters have cast ballots rivaling the 2008 election of Barack Obama.

Many young voters said they are looking at trustworthiness and not the same old, same old. That's not all.

"I need to see some possible change in the future. I need for them to state a plan as to what they are gonna do to help me and my generation," Bass said.

Another segment of voters highly sought after by both Democrats and Republicans is women. It's also why there is also a strong focus on women's issues.

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