Warren support dips among college students in new poll

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump executive order aimed at combating anti-Semitism stirs up controversy Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Democrats threaten to skip next debate over labor dispute 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 SandersSanders 'outraged' after MLB threatens to cut ties with minor league teams Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Democrats threaten to skip next debate over labor dispute 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 YangBooker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Yang unveils plan to address care for children and adults with disabilities Democrats threaten to skip next debate over labor dispute MORE placed third with 11 percent support, with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNew York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Graham invites Giuliani to testify about recent Ukraine trip Booker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications MORE trailing with 9 percent.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBooker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Buttigieg rolls out endorsements from South Bend officials Democrats threaten to skip next debate over labor dispute MORE, meanwhile, followed with 8 percent.

The rest of the Democratic field, including Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBooker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Sanders revokes congressional endorsement for Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats trading jabs ahead of Los Angeles debate MORE (D-Calif.), Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardDemocrats set early state primary debates for 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Gabbard news items generating more social interactions than other 2020 Democrats: study 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