Based on polling of 1,000 Millennials geographically dispersed throughout the United States; we asked them ‘who they plan to vote in 2016’. “If the election were held today, who would you vote for?” Sanders leads 35% then Clinton 21% then Trump 15% (revised since Carson dropped out). Overall, Millennials (ages 18 – 38) make-up 37% of all voters.
iHumanMedia.com highlights the presidential candidates young voters support :
Today, nearly 60% of Millennial voters say they plan to vote for a Democratic candidate, again indicating that Republicans, no matter which of the many candidates they decide on, will have their work cut out for them if they want the power of Millennial voters.
Who Millennial voters are supporting, we also compared male and females:
Bernie Sanders has an equal number of male and female Millennials supporters. Meanwhile, while Millennial females are more likely to say they’ll be voting for Hillary, her lead is likely not as high has her campaign would like. On the Republican side, Donald Trump has more male supporters than female.
When we look at current Millennial voter preferences broken down by ethnicity, Bernie Sanders is still the clear winner among Caucasian, Black, and Hispanic young voters.
Here are the primary issues that concern Millennial voters for upcoming election 2016.