Poll: Clinton up 25 Points With Millennials
Hillary Clinton has secured 54 percent of millennial voters, according to a new survey by Democracy Corps/Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund.
The Hill reports:
Hillary Clinton is 25 points ahead of Donald Trump with millennial voters in 11 swing states, according to a new poll.
Clinton leads Trump 54 percent to 29 percent in the Democracy Corps/Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund survey out Friday.
The poll is roughly in line with other surveys of millennial voters that have spurred anxiety among Clinton allies, as she appears to be underperforming with the demographic compared to how President Obama fared in 2012.
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson takes 14 percent, while Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein takes 3 percent.
Pollsters found that Clinton’s lead grows by 1 point in a two-way race between her and Trump, however. The Democratic presidential nominee leads the Republican nominee 60 percent to 34 percent in that scenario.
Sixty-two percent of the millennials polled said there is “a real difference” between Clinton and Trump, versus 38 percent who do not see a difference.
Democracy Corps/Women’s Voices Women Vote conducted its latest sampling of 1,000 likely millennial voters via online interviews from Oct. 1 to 4. It has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points. The two groups defined “millennial” as any respondent born in 1980 or later.
The poll respondents were located in 11 battleground states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Clinton and Trump have both courted the millennial voters who boosted Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the Democratic presidential primaries.
Sanders late last month predicted the voting bloc would ultimately rally around Clinton, his former rival.
“I think that a lot of the younger people are concerned about the cost of college, concerned about climate change, concerned about women’s rights, [and] they’re going to come on board Secretary Clinton’s campaign,” he told MSNBC on Sept. 26.
“Add to that the fact that Donald Trump’s position on climate change — where he thinks it’s a hoax — is totally absurd,” Sanders added of the GOP presidential nominee.
Clinton leads Trump by about 5 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.
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