Chip Somodevilla / Getty ImagesDemocratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) walks through the Senate Reception Room at the U.S. Capitol May 14, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Three years ago, cheering young people across the country “felt the Bern,” but these days, it seems like they’re feeling more of a dull ache.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the outspoken democratic socialist from Vermont, drew large crowds of progressives during the run-up to the 2016 election. His popularity allowed him to give Hillary Clinton a run for her money, and although she managed to secure the Democrat nomination, she may have had to cheat just to do it.
But 2019 is no 2016. As the next presidential election draws near, support for Sanders has dropped sharply. The 77-year-old just isn’t energizing the left the way he once did, and interestingly, the declining influence is most noticeable among young Americans.
“Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has