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Harvard Poll: Hillary Leads Trump Among Young Voters

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By    |   Tuesday, 26 Apr 2016 09:19 AM

Voters between the ages of 18-to 29-years-old prefer Hillary Clinton for president far more than Donald Trump, according to results of a poll conducted by Harvard's Institute of Politics.

The poll found:
  • 61 percent of young voters want Clinton to be president;
  • 25 percent want Trump to be president;
  • 14 percent aren't sure of either option.
The poll results looked at other questions beyond picks for president.

Young voters who took the poll do not hold a favorable view of current politics, with 15 percent agreeing that the U.S. is "generally headed in the right direction," while 47 percent disagree.

In other results, the poll found voters between the ages of 18 to 29 (often called millennials) rejected both the "capitalism" and "socialism" labels:
  • 42 percent of young voters support capitalism;
  • 33 percent of young voters support socialism.
Among those who are most-likely to vote, the numbers improve for both:
  • 52 percent support capitalism;
  • 41 percent support socialism.
The poll found socialism is typically supported by:
  • Voters 18-to 20-years-old, 41 percent;
  • Democrats, 50 percent;
  • Clinton voters, 54 percent;
  • Hispanics, 38 percent;
  • African-Americans, 39 percent.
Capitalism is typically supported by:
  • GOP, 54 percent;
  • College graduates, 56 percent;
  • Whites, 43 percent;
  • Men, 49 percent;
  • People who live in the southern, 46 percent;
  • People who live in the West, 45 percent.
"Millennials care deeply about their future and in this election they are laser-focused on issues like access to educational opportunity, women's equality and the economy," said Harvard Institute of Politics director Maggie Williams.

"This survey reflects their passion, their worries, and most importantly, a growing awareness that their voices have power," Williams said in the poll report.

The survey of 3,183 18-to 29-year-old U.S. citizens was conducted with the Government and Academic Research team of GfK for the IOP between March 18 and April 3 with a margin of error of +/– 2.4 percentage points.

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