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Biden barely edging out Trump among key Democratic voting bloc: Poll


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Former President Donald Trump appears to have cut deep into President Joe Biden’s lead among voters under the age of 34, a new poll found.

If the election were held today, 52% of voters ages 18 to 34 said they would vote for Biden compared to 48% who said they would support Trump, according to polling data released by Axios and Generation Lab on Monday. Young voters were a key part of Biden’s coalition in 2020, and a Pew Research Center analysis found that 59% of voters ages 18 to 29 voted for Biden during the 2020 presidential election.

Among young Americans, 39% identified the economy as their top issue, followed by 16% pointing to abortion and 11% pointing to both immigration and student debt, according to the poll. Additionally, 49% of voters aged 18 to 34 considered themselves patriotic.

The majority of Americans believe Trump would do a better job handling the economy than Biden, according to an NBC News poll released on Feb. 4. Trump leads Biden by 2.1 points in a hypothetical general election matchup, according to RealClearPolitics’ average of polls conducted between Jan. 29 and Feb. 22.

Other polling suggests that Biden’s new-found weakness among young voters is tied to the president’s approach to the conflict between Israel and Hamas, with young people viewing Biden as too pro-Israel. Young Democrats in Michigan, an important swing state, are threatening to withhold their support for the president in November.

Axios’ poll gathered information from a sample of 1,073 voters aged 18 to 34 between Feb. 3 and Feb. 14. The poll had a margin of error of three points.

The Trump and Biden campaigns did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s requests for comment.

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