NowThis, the millennial social video outlet that's part of Group Nine Media, has launched a polling site in partnership with progressive polling firm PredictWise.

Why it matters: It's part of NowThis' push to engage its progressive, millennial audience ahead of the midterms.

The details: The site will deliver new results of its “America’s Future Poll," which tracks millennials' views and attitudes around politics and policy. It will update every few days with new data leading up to Election Day.

Between the lines: Some of NowThis' most successful features have been linked to progressive politics. A video from NowThis featuring Texas democratic senatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke talking about kneeling during the national anthem went viral last month, raking in millions of views within days last August.

“We see a unique opportunity to examine our young audience and dig deeper into the core issues and events motivating them in the lead-up to the midterms.”
— Athan Stephanopoulos, president of NowThis

The big picture: The announcement comes as more brands, influencers and media companies are increasingly working to get young people to vote and become more civically engaged. MTV, Snapchat, Ben & Jerry's, the Kardashians and others have all launched voter initiatives aimed at younger audiences in the past few months.

  • Their efforts seem to be working. According to its first poll out today, 56% of Americans age 18–34 say they definitely plan to vote in the midterms.

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Climate change goes mainstream in presidential debate

Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty

The most notable part of Thursday’s presidential debate on climate change was the fact it was included as a topic and assumed as a fact.

The big picture: This is the first time in U.S. presidential history that climate change was a featured issue at a debate. It signals how the problem has become part of the fabric of our society. More extreme weather, like the wildfires ravaging Colorado, is pushing the topic to the front-burner.

Finally, a real debate

Photo: Morry Gash/AP

A more disciplined President Trump held back from the rowdy interruptions at tonight's debate in Nashville, while making some assertions so outlandish that Joe Biden chuckled and even closed his eyes.

  • A Trump campaign adviser told Axios: "He finally listened." 

The result: A real debate.

Biden to Trump: "I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life"

Former VP Joe Biden pushed back Thursday against allegations from President Trump, saying he had never profited from foreign sources. "Nothing was unethical," Biden told debate moderator Kristen Welker about his son Hunter's work in Ukraine while he was vice president.

Why it matters: Earlier on Thursday, Hunter Biden's former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, released a statement saying Joe Biden's claims that he never discussed overseas business dealings with his son were "false."

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