Trump takes wide lead over DeSantis among younger voters, poll shows

by Josh Cohen

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A recent poll has just highlighted President Trump’s popularity with young voters.

In the latest poll, according to, conducted by Beacon Research and Shaw & Company Research, former President Donald President Trump’s dominance among younger voters has emerged as a significant factor in the upcoming 2024 presidential race.

The Fox News poll indicates that President Trump maintains an impressive 50-point lead over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis among Republican voters under the age of 45.

The figures reveal President Trump’s popularity among the youth, which is noteworthy considering that DeSantis, a member of the same demographic cohort at the age of 44, trails significantly behind. This significant lead underscores the enduring appeal of President Trump’s policies and charisma, even among the younger generation.

The survey highlights that President Trump commands a commanding 64 percent support among Republican voters under 45 years old, while DeSantis garners only 14 percent of the support within this group. President Trump’s popularity with the younger electorate could be attributed to his ability to connect with them on key issues and present himself as a dynamic force capable of energizing the executive branch.

The poll certainly indicates that younger voters pose a challenge for DeSantis. Among Republican voters aged 45 to 64, DeSantis trails President Trump by a 25-point margin, with President Trump securing 52 percent support compared to DeSantis’ 27 percent. Similarly, with voters aged 65 and above, DeSantis trails by 20 points, as President Trump captures 50 percent support while DeSantis receives 30 percent.

While the poll results are subject to a margin of error of +/- 5 percentage points, President Trump’s consistently strong showing among younger voters is indicative of his continued influence and appeal within the Republican base. His ability to connect with this demographic bodes well for his potential candidacy in the 2024 presidential race.

These numbers are by no means isolated. Back in April, it was reported by Newsweek that ”Trump’s YouGov Rating currently shows that the Republican’s popularity among millennials—generally those born between 1981 and 1996—is at 47 percent.” Newsweek reported, “This figure is higher than Generation X (anyone born between 1965 and 1980), where Trump is considered popular among 37 percent, and Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964), where he is also at 37 percent.“ 

It remains to be seen how these dynamics will play out in the months leading up to the 2024 presidential election. However, President Trump’s stronghold among younger voters positions him as a formidable force to reckon with, as he continues to shape the political landscape and command attention within the Republican Party.

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