Youthful Shift: Biden Trails Trump Among Young Voters, Signals 2024 Challenge

Joe Biden

In an NBC News poll, President Joe Biden trails former President Donald Trump among voters aged 18-34. Biden received 42% support, while Trump led with 46%. This suggests a potential shift among young voters compared to the 2020 election, where Biden won this demographic by more than 20 points. Trump's lead falls within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 6.2 percentage points for this age group.

In a hypothetical general election matchup across all age groups, Biden lags behind Trump by 2 percentage points, with Trump at 46% support and Biden at 44%. Additionally, Biden's approval rating is at 40%, one of his lowest since taking office, with 57% of voters expressing disapproval.

Concerning foreign policy, especially the Israel-Hamas war, 62% of respondents disapprove of Biden's handling, including 30% of Democrats. Regarding the war itself, 56% disapprove of Biden's approach. Democratic voters are divided, with 51% believing Israel's military response is excessive and 27% considering it justified. The poll has an overall margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.