Krystal Ball warns about lagging youth support for Buttigieg

Hill.TV host Krystal Ball warned Wednesday that Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire MORE's support could be lagging among younger voters, pointing to a new Quinnipiac University poll released this week. 

The nationwide survey published Tuesday found Buttigieg registering at just 2 percent among voters aged 18-34.

“It is astounding that the guy running on ‘generational change’ is apparently loathed by his own generation,” Ball said in response to the survey. “This poll provides a stunning window into the generational divide that has truly cleaved the party in two.” 

However, Buttigieg was viewed slightly more favorable among younger people in other national polls. 

According to a recent Economist/YouGov poll, 34 percent of voters have either a "very favorable" or "somewhat favorable" view of the South Bend, Ind. mayor.

Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders over handling of feud with Warren On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Sanders defends vote against USMCA | China sees weakest growth in 29 years | Warren praises IRS move on student loans MORE (I-Vt.) continues to be the top choice among younger voters. 

In the Quinnipiac University survey, he garnered 52 percent support among voters aged 18-34.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders over handling of feud with Warren On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Sanders defends vote against USMCA | China sees weakest growth in 29 years | Warren praises IRS move on student loans MORE (D-Mass.) placed second with 17 percent support among younger voters, followed by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' MORE at 11 percent.

Entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangDNC announces new criteria for New Hampshire debate Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire Panel: Obama breaks Andrew Yang's heart MORE, meanwhile, boasted 7 percent support.

Though former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael Rubens BloombergDNC announces new criteria for New Hampshire debate Bloomberg receives 45-day extension for public financial disclosure report with FEC Bloomberg's congressional endorsers grow to three MORE had a late entrance to the race, he debuted at 7 percent.

However, overall Biden still maintains his lead with 29 percent. This new level marks a 5 point uptick from a similar poll conducted in November. Sanders placed second with 17 percent, with Warren trailing by two percent points. Buttigieg slipped from 16 percent to 9 percent in this month's poll.   

Buttigieg's campaign declined to comment.

Updated: 7:47 p.m.

– Tess Bonn