Young minority voters show overwhelming support for Biden: poll

Young minority voters show overwhelming support for Biden: poll
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Minority voters between the ages of 18 and 34 are showing overwhelming support for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Beau's assessment of first 100 days would be 'Be who you are' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my pay grade' Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid MORE, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, in a national poll released this week by Buzzfeed News and Telemundo.

The poll found 60 percent of young Latino voters, 75 percent of young non-Hispanic Black voters, and 72 percent of young non-Hispanic Asian voters said that they would vote for Biden.  

Respectively, 19 percent, 12 percent, and 16 percent of respondents in those groups said they would vote to reelect President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE. Among young non-Hispanic white voters, 40 percent said they’d vote for Trump and 48 percent said they would vote for Biden.


The gap between the two candidates when it comes to who young Latino voters believe will win the election is much narrower, with just a 1 percent difference between Biden and Trump.

The survey also found that 64 percent of young Latino voters said they would definitely vote in the upcoming election. Half of the young Latinos polled are registered Democrats, 13 percent are Republicans and 30 percent are independent or "not sure."

Latinos make up a significant portion of the population in several key swing states, such as Florida and Arizona. During the Democratic primary, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care: CDC approves Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12-15 | House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill | Panel blasts COVID-19 response Briahna Joy Gray: Warren not endorsing Sanders in 2020 was 'really frustrating' House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill MORE (I-Vt.) performed well among young Latinos, outperforming Biden in Arizona and Nevada. 

The poll found that about 1 in 10 Latino and Black voters believe their decision will be key in November.

The poll also asked young Latino voters to name a politician who had “shown up” for the Latino community. 


Thirty-three percent of respondents said “nobody.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez hits Biden for taking 'the side of occupation' in Mideast violence Yang: Those who thought tweet in support of Israel was 'overly simplistic' are correct McConnell hits Democratic critics of Israel MORE (D-N.Y.), Sanders and Biden were chosen by 6 percent each.

Trump was named by 3 percent of respondents, following Barack and Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama describes Barack's favorite movies: 'Everybody is sad, then they die' Michelle Obama on coping with low-grade depression: 'Nobody rides life on a high' Sarah Silverman urges Congress to pass voting bill: 'What kind of politician wants to keep people from voting?' MORE, who were named by 2 percent. 

"In my opinion, there are no political figures that are really making a significant effort to support Hispanics," one respondent said.

Young voters in general also reported being both enthusiastic and nervous about the election, with 57 percent of young voters polled saying that they were feeling “fired up” about the race while 52 percent said they were feeling nervous.

The survey was conducted from June 5 to June 22  and collected responses from 1,323 people (638 Hispanic, 685 non-Hispanic). The survey reported a margin of error of 2.694 percentage points for the general sample and 3.88 percentage points for the sample of Hispanic voters.