Last month, 48 percent of likely voters between the ages of 18-34 said that they would vote for Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton. However, in the new Quinnipiac University Poll, that number has nosedived to just 31 percent, a whopping 17-point decline in just one month for Clinton.
The overwhelming majority of Millennial support isn’t going to Hillary’s main competitor, Republican Donald Trump, who also saw his support decline, albeit by a much smaller two percent, from 26 percent to 24 percent.
But Libertarian Gary Johnson, who last month was receiving 16 percent of the support of 18-34-year-olds, now receives 29 percent, almost doubling last month’s number, meaning that Johnson has actually surpassed Republican Donald Trump among the most youthful of voters. Gary Johnson, a former two-term governor of New Mexico and marijuana industry executive, admitted in June that he’d stopped using marijuana during his White House run.
Among likely voters age 18-34, according to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll:
- Hillary Clinton- 31%
- Gary Johnson- 29%
- Donald Trump- 26%
- Jill Stein- 15%
Green Party communist Jill Stein also increased her support among 18-34 year-olds, increasing from 11 percent to 15 percent over the past month.
The numbers for Clinton have are disappointing as Democrats usually dominate with the age group deemed more ideological and left-leaning than other age groups. Socialist Bernie Sanders dominated support among Millennials during the Democrat presidential primary.
With voters ages 35 and up, the numbers aren’t quite as rosy for Johnson and Stein. As you can see from a screenshot of the poll results, as voters age, their preference from either Clinton or Trump increase dramatically:
As you might expect, Hillary Clinton isn’t going to take the disappointing support among Millennials laying down. Yesterday at Temple University in Philadelphia, Clinton pandered to college students, telling them:
“If I’m in the White House, young people will always have a seat at any table where any decision is being made.”
Certainly, Bill Clinton, who had his own dealings with youth while in the White House, would approve of that remark.