Opers Ohio State University Poll Finds No Significant Change In Support For Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Among Young Adults The Ohio State university poll released Monday found support for both presumptive nominees dropped to levels seen in recent months.
While older voters, who tend to be more Democratic, have been holding firm to their support of Clinton and Trump, young adults, who lean more Republican, appear to have shifted toward supporting the Democratic candidate.
The survey of 1,749 Ohio voters, conducted April 28-May 2, found that while Clinton’s favorability rating remains above the national average, her overall favorability has dropped from 53 percent to 45 percent.
Trump has seen a slight uptick in favorability, up to 47 percent, while Clinton has seen her unfavorable rating drop from 40 percent to 36 percent.
While younger voters have shifted from favoring Trump to Clinton, older voters have remained solidly behind Clinton.
Among those under age 30, Clinton’s support has increased from 36 percent to 41 percent while Trump’s support fell from 22 percent to 18 percent.
In contrast, among those ages 65 and older, Trump’s favorables have increased from 25 percent to 29 percent while Clinton remains steady at 22 percent.
The poll also found Clinton with a sizable lead among registered voters, which has been consistent for the past few months.
In the past two weeks, Clinton has won 53 percent of voters under 50, compared with 29 percent for Trump.
But Trump’s lead among younger voters, especially in the Buckeye State, has dropped considerably.
In May, the poll found that 51 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds said they would vote for Trump, compared to 30 percent for Clinton.
In June, the survey found that Clinton had a 42 percent favorability score among 18- and 29- year-olds, compared the national figure of 39 percent.
A separate poll conducted by The Hill and The Atlantic also found that younger voters are more likely to support Trump than Clinton.
That poll found Trump with a 43 percent favorable rating among those younger than 45, compared in May to 35 percent for her.
The Hill’s poll, conducted in late June, also found Trump holding a 46 percent favorables among young voters, compared favorably to the national number of 36 percent, with a similar margin of error.
The Atlantic poll, meanwhile, found Clinton’s favorable rating among young people has increased to 46 percent, from 35 percent in May.
Trump’s unfavorable rating has remained unchanged from last month.
In addition to the two surveys, the Ohio State poll found the race in the general election tightening among women and among young Americans.
Clinton led among women 45 percent to 42 percent, Trump had 44 percent to 38 percent.
Among young voters under 30, she led by 49 points to 36 points, Trump by 30 points to 25 points, and Clinton by 18 points to 11 points.
Young voters in the two poll’s sample have been the most divided among the four candidates since the election, with Trump leading among those 18-24 and by nearly 20 points among voters under 45, while Trump led among those over 65 and Clinton among voters 65 and over.
While it is not yet clear how the two polls would translate to the general electorate, they show that Clinton’s margins in key swing states remain relatively strong.
Among younger voters in Ohio, Trump leads among young women 44 percent-41 percent, but Clinton leads among younger men by 40-35 percent.
For older voters under 35, Clinton leads by 39 points to 33 points, while her lead among voters over 65 increases to 20 points.
In a sign that young voters have been able to remain engaged with the election through this year, nearly two-thirds of all respondents said they plan to vote for someone else in the fall, including about a quarter of young men.
This includes 36 percent of Trump supporters, 30 percent of Clinton supporters, and 19 percent of young women.
While Trump still leads among voters older than 50, Clinton holds a slight lead among those under 30.
Among the group of voters ages 18-29, Trump continues to hold a lead with voters ages 35-39, with 43-40 percent of those ages 30-39 favoring Trump, and 34-34 percent favoring Clinton.
The Ohio state poll also showed that voters under the age of 45 have not yet decided who they will vote for in the November election.
The majority of those who said they will support another candidate say they are supporting Clinton, while 36 percent say they will not vote.
Among voters over the age 18, 46 percent say that they will back Clinton, compared that number with 28 percent who say they would not vote for another candidate.
Among Ohio voters ages 65-and-over, Trump has a 42-37 percent lead among men, while the race among women ages 18 to 34 is still wide open.
Among 18-to-34 year olds, Clinton is ahead with 55 percent to 34 percent, and among those 65 and-over she leads by a wider margin of 44 percent