Sanders tops survey of young voters that shows Buttigieg trailing

Sanders tops survey of young voters that shows Buttigieg trailing

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOn The Money — No SALT, and maybe no deal Menendez goes after Sanders over SALT comments It's time for the Senate to vote: Americans have a right to know where their senators stand MORE (I-Vt.) is the top choice of younger voters among the candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential field, according to a new poll that shows former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks Airlines suspend US flights in response to 5G deployment AT&T, Verizon to delay 5G rollout near certain airports MORE tied for last place.

Sanders was the preferred candidate for 32 percent of respondents in the Forbes-Zogby poll of voters between the ages of 18 and 29. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Clyburn predicts Supreme Court contender J. Michelle Childs would get GOP votes Overnight Defense & National Security — US delivers written response to Russia MORE follows with 16 percent, and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOver 80 lawmakers urge Biden to release memo outlining his authority on student debt cancellation Kelly pushes back on Arizona Democrats' move to censure Sinema Fiscal conservatives should support postal reform  MORE (D-Mass.) and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg were tied for third with 9 percent.

Entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangBottom line American elections are getting less predictable; there's a reason for that Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run MORE came in at 8 percent, with Buttigieg, Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley — Biden celebrates 'right to repair' wins Advocacy groups urge Congress to tackle tech giants' auto industry focus Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE (D-Minn.) and 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) tied at 3 percent. Thirteen percent of respondents said they were undecided.


Sanders, 78, is the oldest candidate in the Democratic field. If elected, the 38-year-old Buttigieg would be the youngest and first openly gay U.S. president.

Sanders’s lead in the survey cuts across demographics, including young men, women, whites, African Americans and Latinos as well as self-described Democrats, independents, progressives and liberals.

Survey respondents also prefer every leading Democratic candidate to President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Kemp leading Perdue in Georgia gubernatorial primary: poll US ranked 27th least corrupt country in the world MORE by double digits, with Sanders beating him 58 percent to 34 percent. Biden tops Trump 51 percent to 35 percent, and Warren leads the president 51 percent to 36 percent, according to the poll. Bloomberg also leads Trump in a head-to-head match-up, 50 percent to 34 percent, while Buttigieg has a 12-point margin, 47 percent to 35 percent.

“We know from history that the young vote, when harnessed and unleashed, can have huge consequences on the election,” Jeremy Zogby, partner and managing director of John Zogby Strategies, said in a statement. “The Young Voter survey we’re conducting with Forbes is an important barometer of what will happen not only this year but in five- to 10 years, as this young cohort becomes the next wave of leaders in business and society.”

Pollsters surveyed 1,014 adults aged 18-29, including 650 likely Democratic caucus voters, on Jan. 19 and 20.