Warren support dips among college students in new poll

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenAmerica can end poverty among its elderly citizens Senate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair Misguided recusal rules lock valuable leaders out of the Pentagon MORE’s (D-Mass.) support dipped among college students following the fifth Democratic presidential debate this week, according to a Chegg-College Pulse weekly tracker

The latest figures released Thursday showed Warren’s support dropped from 31 percent to 24 percent, marking a 7-point decrease from the Oct. 15 poll. 

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersManchin meets with Sanders, Jayapal amid spending stalemate America can end poverty among its elderly citizens Senate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair MORE (I-Vt.) now holds a double-digit lead over Warren, garnering 35 percent support among college students. That level marks a high for Sanders, who previously peaked at 34 percent in April.

The tracker, which began in March, also found that businessman Andrew YangAndrew YangYang says he has left Democratic Party Yang says presidential bid 'messed with my head' Yang in new book: Trump might have won in 2020 'if not for the coronavirus' MORE placed third with 11 percent support, with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Two House Democrats to retire ahead of challenging midterms MORE trailing with 9 percent.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Build Back Better items on chopping block Buttigieg says delay in climate action will cost lives amid reports of Manchin roadblock Sunday shows - Buttigieg warns supply chain issues could stretch to next year MORE, meanwhile, followed with 8 percent.

The rest of the Democratic field, including Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris to campaign with McAuliffe in Virginia Harris to highlight drought, climate change in Nevada trip Senate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair MORE (D-Calif.), Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardThe perfect Democratic running mate for DeSantis? Progressives breathe sigh of relief after Afghan withdrawal Hillicon Valley: US has made progress on cyber but more needed, report says | Democrat urges changes for 'problematic' crypto language in infrastructure bill | Facebook may be forced to unwind Giphy acquisition MORE (D-Hawaii), registered at 3 percent or less.

College Pulse CEO Terren Klein warned candidates on Monday not to overlook college students in the 2020 elections, insisting that the demographic could play a crucial role, including in battleground states like Pennsylvania.

“To overlook college students as an unimportant demographic in this upcoming election would be a mistake,” he told Hill.TV.

The voting rate among college students in the U.S. has more than doubled from 2014 to 2018, according to a study conducted by the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University. The study found that an estimated 7.5 million college students voted in the 2018 midterm elections. 

The survey comes after 10 Democratic presidential contenders took part in Wednesday's debate in Atlanta. 

Chegg polled more than 1,500 college students nationwide from Nov 19-20 with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. The poll closed before Wednesday's debate. 

—Tess Bonn