Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign took another turn for the worse this week, with new surveys showing his support among younger voters -once a key aspect of his political base- plummeting just months before voters head to the polls.
According to a recent report from Morning Consult, Sanders support among voters aged between 18 and 29 has plunged from 45% to just 33% in May.
“Sanders’s support with the youngest voters, who propelled his surprising challenge to then-Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in 2016, has steadily declined in the poll since topping out at 46 percent in late February,” reports The Hill.
“Overall, former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a big lead over the Democratic field, coming in at 39 percent support among Democratic primary voters, followed by Sanders at 19 percent and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.) at 8 percent each. South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg is at 6 percent and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke is at 5 percent,” adds the poll.
Surprisingly, Joe Biden’s support among America’s youth is on the rise; spiking from 20% last month to 24% in the latest survey.
Read the full report at The Hill.