Poll: If Young Voters Stay Home Trump Wins

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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A poll released Wednesday shows a high amount of millennial voters remain undecided and register high unfavorable numbers for Hillary Clinton. If many stay home in November, the Democratic presumptive candidate could face defeat.

Clinton is currently leading Trump 34 percent to 25 percent among millennial voters, according to a poll of 941 young Americans by VoterLabs. Millennials in the survey count as those born between 1981 and 1998. Among likely millennial voters, Clinton lead expands over Trump. She has 38 percent and he gets 28 percent of likely millennial support.

Both candidates in the survey have high unfavorabilities. Clinton has a net unfavorability of negative 12.5 percent and Trump has a net unfavorability of negative 41.3 percent. At the same time, 23 percent of likely millennial voters remain undecided.

Mitchell Barak, an international pollster and co-founder of MobOpinions, said in a press release, “While these numbers are fascinating, we see clear parallels to the BREXIT vote.”

“When we polled millennials in the UK ahead of the BREXIT vote, the results indicated that, if millennials had turned out, REMAIN would have won. This survey shows a similar pattern – unless Hillary Clinton can persuade and turnout millennials, Mr. Trump stands a very good chance of being the next U.S. President,” Barak added.