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College Students Overwhelmingly Reject Joe Biden, Embrace Bernie Sanders: Poll

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders maintained his polling lead of all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates amongst faculty college students, whereas former Vice President Joe Biden was overwhelmingly ignored, in response to a latest survey.

Sanders stood atop the most recent Chegg/College Pulse weekly poll of Democrat and Democrat-leaning U.S. faculty college students with 30 % of assist. He was adopted by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren with 26 %, and Andrew Yang, who at 10 % had probably the most constant week-over-week will increase in backing.

Trailing again in single digits was Biden, who has seen his assist amongst liberal faculty college students fall dramatically from 23 % in March to only 9 % this week.

Sanders has led the ballot each week since March, though assist for Warren and Yang has greater than quadrupled and tripled, respectively, for his or her campaigns.

The weekly ballot of greater than 1,500 U.S. faculty college students confirmed Warren choosing up three proportion factors since final week as Sanders held regular for the third week at 30 %. Sanders’ highest polling proportion was in March when he held onto precisely one-third of assist (33 %) earlier than dipping to his lowest of 24 % in May, and once more in late July earlier than rebounding.

Biden has steadily misplaced assist amongst Democratic faculty college students since early July and now sits within the backside rung of candidates who solely have single-digit assist. When the Chegg/College Pulse weekly polling started in March, Biden held on to 23 proportion factors earlier than dropping off dramatically between late June and early July.

Warren has seen the biggest improve in assist because the faculty scholar began final spring, having greater than quadrupled her assist from simply 6 % in March to now 26 %. Last week, Warren surpassed Biden because the Democratic front-runner in a number of polls, together with a 4 percentage-point lead over him within the newest Economist/YouGov weekly tracking survey. Sanders was the one different candidate to obtain double-digit assist in that survey.

Sanders maintained his spot atop the Chegg/College Pulse weekly ballot when race, gender or sexual orientation are factored in to the info. However, respondents who described themselves as a “Strong Democrat” supported Warren over her Independent Senate colleague by a five-point lead of 36 to 31 %.

Falling behind Sanders, Warren, Yang and Biden within the ballot to spherical out the highest 5 had been South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, with 7 %; former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke with four %; and California Senator Kamala Harris with three %, a drop of 1 level.

All the opposite remaining candidates obtained lower than 1 % of assist from Democrat-leaning faculty college students.

College Students Overwhelmingly Reject Joe Biden, Embrace Bernie Sanders: Poll
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders maintained his polling lead of all 2020 Democratic candidates amongst faculty college students, whereas former Vice President Joe Biden was overwhelmingly ignored within the newest survey. Win McNamee/Getty Images

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