Sanders tops survey of young voters that shows Buttigieg trailing

Sanders tops survey of young voters that shows Buttigieg trailing

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersMcConnell accuses Democrats of sowing division by 'downplaying progress' on election security The Hill's Campaign Report: Arizona shifts towards Biden | Biden prepares for drive-in town hall | New Biden ad targets Latino voters Why Democrats must confront extreme left wing incitement to violence 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 ButtigiegBogeymen of the far left deserve a place in any Biden administration Overnight Defense: Woodward book causes new firestorm | Book says Trump lashed out at generals, told Woodward about secret weapons system | US withdrawing thousands of troops from Iraq A socially and environmentally just way to fight climate change 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 BidenCast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response Biden tells CNN town hall that he has benefited from white privilege MORE follows with 16 percent, and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Schumer introduce plan for next president to cancel ,000 in student debt The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Don't expect a government check anytime soon No new taxes for the ultra rich — fix bad tax policy instead MORE (D-Mass.) and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg were tied for third with 9 percent.

Entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangDoctor who allegedly assaulted Evelyn Yang arrested on federal charges The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden weighs in on police shootings | Who's moderating the debates | Trump trails in post-convention polls Buttigieg launches his own podcast MORE came in at 8 percent, with Buttigieg, Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharEPA delivers win for ethanol industry angered by waivers to refiners It's time for newspapers to stop endorsing presidential candidates Biden marks anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, knocks Trump and McConnell MORE (D-Minn.) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardRepublicans call on DOJ to investigate Netflix over 'Cuties' film Hispanic Caucus campaign arm endorses slate of non-Hispanic candidates Gabbard says she 'was not invited to participate in any way' in Democratic convention MORE (D-Hawaii) tied at 3 percent. Thirteen percent of respondents said they were undecided.

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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 John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response 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.