Another Poll Shows Trump Leading Nationally As Young Voters Abandon Biden

TOPSHOT - (COMBO) This combination of pictures created on September 29, 2020 shows US President Donald Trump (L) and Democratic Presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden squaring off during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 2020. (Photos by JIM WATSON and SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON,SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
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OAN’s Daniel Baldwin
9:09 AM – Friday, December 8, 2023

A new Emerson College poll shows former President Donald Trump leading President Joe Biden 47-43% in a hypothetical head to head matchup.


When independent and third party candidates Robert Kennedy Jr., Cornel West, and Jill Stein are added, Trump extends his lead nationally over Biden 43-37%.

Numerous polls have shown Trump gaining momentum among young voters.

Emerson College oversampled voters under the age of 30 and found that Biden only held a 5% lead on Trump. Specifically, Biden leads Trump 45-40% among voters 18-29. However, when you separate these voters into two separate blocks, Trump leads Biden 44-42% among voters 25-29. Biden, however, outpaces Trump 48-35%.

Interestingly, Emerson polled 182 voters under the age of 30 who did not participate in the 2020 election. Among this group, 43% back Trump in 2024, while 21% support Biden.

The poll found the economy to be the top concern among young voters. 44% of voters under the age of 30 listed the economy as the most pressing issue facing the country today. Healthcare came in second with 14%.

“Voters under 30 were also asked what concerns them most in an open-ended response,” the poll findings read. “The top words mentioned were ‘inflation’ (94 mentions), ‘economy’ (71 mentions), and ‘money’ (49 mentions); the words ‘worried’ or ‘concerned’ were mentioned 67 times. No other phrase was mentioned more than 29 times.”

Trump leads Biden by 2.1% nationally, according to RealClearPolitics polling average.

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