In a recent NPR article/broadcast, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says he's meeting with groups of voters, including Hispanics, Asians, and youth, who have voted Democratic in the past.
After several years of the GOP telling young voters that they will be footing the bill for Obamacare and growing entitlement spending. It's no surprise that many put much more emphasis on fiscal issues rather than social issues. From the article:
During the 2008 election, I was registered Republican," he says. "Technically, I still am registered a Republican, but I definitely identify myself more with the Libertarian party."
Leone is a fiscal conservative, but when it comes to the GOP, he thinks the party needs to take a different approach to some issues.
"They need to change their outlook, especially on social issues, which is why I identify myself more as Libertarian," Leone says. "But I think that they are still very much in the right in terms of economic issues, the Republicans are."
Young voters are quick to raise social issues such as same-sex marriage. They are far more likely than other age groups to approve of it.