President Donald Trump is polling ahead with young voters. According to the October 2023 Emerson College National Poll, he is leading Joe Biden and other candidates.
Trump is ahead of Biden by two percent in the 30-and-under poll, taking 47 percent of the vote, with just eight percent of young voters remaining undecided.
Hypothetical matchups were also offered, but despite being pitted against Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Mitt Romney, R-Utah, President Trump continued to come out on top.
Executive Director of Emerson College Polling, Spencer Kimball, stated, “While the poll reflects voters under 30 breaking for Biden by significant margins in 2020, 45% of voters under 30 support Trump in 2024 in this survey while 43% support Biden.”
The poll also noted that President Trump is leading other Republican candidates by double-digit numbers and that younger voter’s approval of Biden is based on political affiliation.
While 67 percent of Democrat voters 30 and under surveyed by the poll believe that Biden is handling the Israel-Hamas war properly, 60 percent of Republican respondents disagreed with Biden’s response.
Overall, 43 percent of those surveyed believe they are less safe under Biden’s leadership. This comes just as Jewish students in Greenwich Village were forced to barricade themselves in a library to avoid conflict with pro-Palestine activists, and Jewish residents living near Brooklyn were warned to stay home to avoid a pro-Palestine protest last weekend, per the New York Post.