Polls Show Hillary Clinton’s Tepid Support Among Young Voters

Hillary Rodham Clinton
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An NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll of Democrats showed Hillary Clinton struggling to garner support among voters between the ages of 18 and 29.

The poll, a national sampling of 8,706 Democrats and leaning-Democratic voters, puts Clinton’s support among young voters at 33 percent compared to Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders. He received 48 percent of support from young voters between the ages of 18 and 29.

The poll was conducted from Oct. 27 to Oct. 29.

These latest poll numbers correspond with Hillary Clinton’s persistent problem with voters under 30. A mid-September nationwide survey of college students showed Clinton garnering just 18 percent from students attending four-year universities.

Clinton’s enthusiasm gap extends beyond Millennials, who are the largest demographic group in the U.S. with more than 75 million members.

An Economist/YouGov Poll, conducted from October 8-12, highlighted “Very unfavorable” numbers for Clinton across a wide range of demographics. Of the 2,000 respondents, a total of 38 percent said they had a very unfavorable view of Hillary Clinton. Thirty-one percent of voters aged 18 to 29 shared that negative view of the former secretary of state.

That poll also showed 34 percent of women who said they find Clinton unfavorable, compared to 20 percent that find her very favorable.