Young Voters Choose Biden by a Nearly 2:1 Margin

Young voters aged 18 to 29 supported Joe Biden over Donald Trump by a nearly two-to-one margin in the election, according to an analysis of Associated Press polling data by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University, in Massachusetts.

The Tufts institute estimated that 62 percent of young voters voted for former vice president Biden, while 33 percent voted for Trump.

“While not exactly comparable, because of separate sources and methodology in each year, that’s higher than the level of youth support Secretary [Hillary] Clinton received from young voters in 2016,” the institute says in its analysis.

There were significant differences by gender and race. Young white men were evenly split in their support of Biden and Trump, while white women supported Biden over Trump by 18 percentage points, 57 percent to 39 percent.

Support for Biden was highest among nonwhite young voters. While white voters under age 30 preferred Biden by an 11-percentage-point margin (53 percent versus 42 percent), young Black, Asian and Latino voters supported Biden by margins of 79, 70 and 54 points, respectively.

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