Poll Shows Young Registered Voters Favor Trump Over Biden

(Trump White House Archived, YouTube)
December 19, 2023

Young registered voters prefer former president Donald Trump to President Joe Biden in a hypothetical 2024 matchup, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Forty-nine percent of registered voters between the ages of 18 and 29 said they would vote for Trump if the election were held today, while 43 percent said they would vote for Biden, a New York Times/Siena poll found. Likely voters in the same age group, however, preferred Biden over Trump by 47 percent to 44 percent. That difference tracked the overall trend of the poll, in which Trump beat Biden by 2 points among registered voters, and Biden beat Trump by the same margin among likely voters.

The sample of the poll was 1,016 registered voters, and the margin of error for the whole poll was 3.5 percent and 3.7 percent for likely voters.

Among all the poll's respondents, 37 percent approved of the job Biden has done as president, while 58 percent disapproved. For likely voters, 39 percent approved, and 57 percent disapproved. Trump also had a better favorability rating among registered voters, and the two candidates had the same net favorability rating among likely voters.

The poll comes a day after the Washington PostĀ reported Biden's frustration with his poll numbers, which have been grim for the president since the beginning of November, showing him losing to Trump both nationally and in swing states. A Wall Street JournalĀ poll earlier this month saw Trump lead Biden by 4 points in a head-to-head matchup and by 6 points in a ballot that included third-party candidates. The poll indicated, however, that Biden would beat Trump by 1 point in a ballot with only those two candidates if Trump receives a felony conviction.

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