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. (RELATED: Another Poll Shows Biden Struggling With Crucial Voting Bloc Ahead Of 2024)

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.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 13: U.S. President Joe Biden participates in a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio in the Oval Office at the White House on January 13, 2023 in Washington, DC. Fumio is meeting with Biden to reaffirm the U.S.-Japan strategic relationship in the Indo-Pacific as military tensions rise in the region. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

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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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