Despite the continued popularity of Donald Trump’s unconventional presidential campaign, a quick Twitter search reveals many critics assume he appeals exclusively to one specific voting bloc.
I’m in the first class lounge and I’ve never seen so many old white ppl in one place outside a Donald trump rally
— Colin Carter (@Francsonaplane) September 8, 2015
According to Zogby’s recent polling results, however, Trump appeals to a wide range of voters across generational lines. Surveying only voters between the ages of 18 and 34, pollsters found that Trump has nearly three times the support of his nearest competitor. With one in four millennials favoring Trump, the rest of the crowded field was relegated to single-digit support. Jeb Bush finished second with nine percent, followed by a two-way tie – at eight percent each – between Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. Breaking down the results further, it appears young men are more likely to support Trump than their female counterparts. Both Trump and Bush fared better among men, with 28 and 13 percent support, respectively. Among the young women polled, Trump still enjoyed a hearty lead. His 22 percent was double the support of second-place finisher Ben Carson. Bush, however, did not even appear in the top five in this category. Following Trump and Carson, the most popular candidates included Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Rand Paul. Women were also much more likely to still be undecided. A quarter of young women, compared to just 11 percent of men, reported having no favorite GOP candidate at this point in the race. Carson closed his gap with Trump even further among the youngest voters polled. While 17 percent of voters between 18 and 24 favor Trump, his lead is just four points over Carson. Are you surprised so many young voters like Donald Trump? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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