Governor Sununu Calls for “Generational Shift” for GOP

( – New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu said on July 31 that the GOP is “toast” if it fails to attract young voters in next year’s presidential election. During an interview with Newsmax, the Republican leader said that if the GOP wants to secure victories in the future, it needs an urgent generational shift.

Sununu told host Hugh Hewitt that the GOP needs a significant change that transcends all the political conflicts that are currently affecting the United States. He explained this change would be crucial for the Republican Party as it would appeal to independent voters, which would eventually bring suburban moms. The New Hampshire Governor then said this is what “attracts young voters.”

When asked about their importance in electoral events, Sununu told Hewitt that American young voters are going to vote “in record numbers” next year and in 2026. He said that far from stopping there, their participation will grow exponentially over the next few years. 

The Republican leader said this could represent a problem for conservatives as he can’t see any Republican candidate doing “what they need to do” to attract this “younger generation.” He pointed out this is not an easy step to take, but noted that giving up would be worse for the party.

When asked about the current polls, Sununu said “There’s no doubt” former President Donald Trump is the favorite to win the GOP nomination. He also said he understands Republicans supporting him because of the Department of Justice’s “injustices” of indictments. However, he noted that one thing is winning the nomination and another one is winning the presidential election against President Joe Biden.

The New York Times/Sienna College poll, which was released a couple of hours before Sununu’s interview with Hewitt, confirmed Trump’s massive popularity in the GOP. The survey showed that the former commander-in-chief currently has 54 percent of support among Republicans. His main competitor, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, only has 17 percent.

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