Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump by 25 Points Among Younger People

A new poll has given President Joe Biden the edge over former President Donald Trump when it comes to younger voters, with a 25-point difference among those ages 18-29.

The survey, conducted by Yahoo News in collaboration with pollsters YouGov, shows that Biden is leading, following Trump’s felony conviction in New York City. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee was found guilty last month on 34 counts of falsifying business records related to hush money paid to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election. Daniels alleges she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, which he denies. The former president has maintained his innocence, claiming the case was politically motivated against him. His legal team intends to appeal the verdict.

Trump’s sentencing will be on July 11, and it remains to be seen what type of punishment Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing the case, will hand down whether it be probation, house arrest or jail time. If Trump receives jail time, he could ask the court to be released on his own recognizance or to be allowed a cash bail option to stay out of prison pending appeal.

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President Joe Biden during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 14 in Washington, D.C. A new poll has given Biden the edge over former President Donald Trump when it…

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In the Yahoo/YouGov survey among 1,854 U.S. adults from June 3-6, Biden’s lead remained slight but widened when the poll was filtered to show younger voters’ level of support.

Besides their policy differences and Trump’s ongoing legal woes, much of the campaign has centered on the age of the two candidates. Biden is 81 and Trump is 77, with each side accusing the other of not being fit for the job, but each is seeking to win the youth vote.

When asked whether they would vote for Trump or Biden if an election were to be held tomorrow, some 55 percent of ages 18 to 29 said they’d choose Biden, while just 30 percent said they would vote for Trump. The rest were unsure or planned to abstain from voting.

However, Trump can take some comfort by scoring better with older voters. Among respondents ages over 65, 41 percent said they’d vote for Biden and 52 percent said they’d choose Trump.

Newsweek has reached out to representatives for Trump and Biden seeking comment.

According to the poll, 46 percent of respondents (of various ages) said they back Biden, while 44 percent said Trump, if it were a simple head-to-head race.

The results change if voters are given a choice of additional candidates, such as independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr. In that scenario, Trump loses 1 point of support and Biden loses 4 points, putting Trump at 43 percent and Biden at 42.

The results follow six previous surveys by Yahoo/YouGov that have consistently put Trump ahead of Biden or in a tie with him if the two men are the only options.

The latest figures came as various polls have been split as to whether Trump’s felony convictions have damaged or strengthened his chances of winning the election.