Warren support dips among college students in new poll

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren: Bloomberg making debate will show how other candidates handle 'an egomaniac billionaire' Klobuchar campaign gets first super PAC HuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination 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 SandersBloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Warren: Bloomberg making debate will show how other candidates handle 'an egomaniac billionaire' HuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination 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 YangTrump seeks split-screen moments in early primary states More accusers come forward after Evelyn Yang breaks silence on alleged assault by OBGYN Sanders leads Biden in latest Nevada poll MORE placed third with 11 percent support, with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders HuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination Meghan McCain to Joy Behar: 'You guys have done a piss-poor job of convincing me that I should vote for a Democrat' MORE trailing with 9 percent.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegHuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination Sanders campaign expands operations in Michigan Sanders leads among Latino voters: poll MORE, meanwhile, followed with 8 percent.

The rest of the Democratic field, including Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHow the media fall in and out of love with candidates Conway: Trump is 'toying with everybody' by attacking Bloomberg for stop-and-frisk comments The Hill's Campaign Report: New challenges for 2020 Dems in Nevada, South Carolina MORE (D-Calif.), Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardWhere the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Sanders leads Biden in latest Nevada poll Yang: NYC should implement universal basic income 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