Poll: Clinton holds large lead among millennials
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP struggles with retirement wave Overnight Energy: Trump to revoke California's tailpipe waiver | Democrats propose bill to revoke Trump endangered species rollback | Trump officials finalize rule allowing fewer inspectors at pork plants Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE holds a large lead over Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE among millennial voters, according to a new USA Today/Rock the Vote poll.


Clinton is favored by 56 percent of voters under the age of 35, while Trump is backed by only 20 percent, according to the survey of millennials.

In a four-way matchup including Libertarian Party nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonTrump challenger: 'All bets are off' if I win New Hampshire primary Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump Progressive Democrats' turnout plans simply don't add up MORE and Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Clinton gets 50 percent of the vote from those under 35 and Trump receives only 18 percent. Johnson is favored by 11 percent and Stein by 4 percent. Another 18 percent say they won't vote or don't know for whom they will vote.

According to the survey, half of those under 35 say they identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party.

Only 20 percent of the respondents say they identify with or lean toward the Republican Party. Another 17 percent identify as independents, and 12 percent identify with another party or don't know.

The survey also found that 72 percent of supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE, a former Democratic presidential candidate, who are under 35 plan to vote for Clinton and 11 percent say they will support Trump. Another 11 percent say they don't plan to vote and 6 percent say they don't know.

That runs counter to Trump's rhetoric — the GOP nominee has frequently said on the trail that his campaign will attract Sanders voters disillusioned by the internal feud between the Democratic campaigns.  

Clinton does better among young men, 58 percent to 22 percent, than she does among young women, 53 percent to 17 percent. Women are slightly more likely to say they won't for either major party's presidential nominee, 17 percent to 13 percent.

The survey was conducted among 1,539 adults ages 18–34 from Aug. 5 to 10. The margin of error is 4.6 percentage points.