Sanders tops survey of young voters that shows Buttigieg trailing

Sanders tops survey of young voters that shows Buttigieg trailing

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. 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 ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Vulnerable Democrats brace for Sanders atop ticket The Hill's Campaign Report: Gloves off in South Carolina 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 BidenBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Hillicon Valley: Dems cancel surveillance vote after pushback to amendments | Facebook to ban certain coronavirus ads | Lawmakers grill online ticketing execs | Hacker accessed facial recognition company's database Vulnerable Democrats brace for Sanders atop ticket MORE follows with 16 percent, and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Hillicon Valley: Dems cancel surveillance vote after pushback to amendments | Facebook to ban certain coronavirus ads | Lawmakers grill online ticketing execs | Hacker accessed facial recognition company's database Push for national popular vote movement gets boost from conservatives MORE (D-Mass.) and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg were tied for third with 9 percent.

Entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew Yang6 ways the primary fight is toughening up Democrats for the fall general election The Hill's Morning Report - Sanders steamrolls to South Carolina primary, Super Tuesday Yang calls on someone to 'pull an Andrew Yang' and bow out of 2020 race MORE came in at 8 percent, with Buttigieg, Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. The Hill's Campaign Report: Gloves off in South Carolina Lawmakers grill Ticketmaster, StubHub execs over online ticketing MORE (D-Minn.) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardBiden leads by 18 points in South Carolina: poll Buttigieg notes diversity on debate stage: We're '7 white people talking about racial justice' Sanders grows lead in new Hill/HarrisX poll 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 TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes 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.