Biden Leads Trump by Nearly 50 Points Among College Students: Poll

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden currently leads President Donald Trump by almost 50 points among college students, according to a new poll.

The poll, which was conducted by Chegg/College Pulse election tracking, found that 68 percent of college students said they would vote for Biden if the election was held today, while 19 percent chose Trump. Among the remaining percentages, 6 percent said they would not vote, and 7 percent said other or a third-party candidate.

Chegg/College Pulse's student election tracker has been surveying 1,500 full-time and part-time college students on a weekly basis, which began on April 14. The 1,500 students polled are currently attending a two- or four-year college across all 50 states. The poll did not report a margin of error.

The survey also found that Biden holds the advantage over Trump across all race demographics, with his biggest support coming from Black college students. According to the poll, 81 percent of Black students said they would vote for Biden along with 75 percent of Asian students, 73 percent of Hispanic students and 64 percent of white students.

In comparison, 24 percent of white college students said they would vote for Trump. About 6 percent of Black students, 6 percent of Asian students and 14 percent of Hispanic students also agreed in saying they'd vote for the president.

Along gender lines, the poll found 57 percent of male students and 77 percent of female students saying they'd vote for Biden. About 27 percent of male students and 12 percent of female students sided with Trump.

Chegg/College Pulse has also been tracking college students' predictions for the general election on November 3. The poll's most recent findings show 62 percent of respondents saying that they don't think Trump will be reelected, while 38 percent believe he will be.

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the William Hicks Anderson Community Center, on July 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty

The former vice president also leads Trump among all Americans, according to several nationally conducted polls.

A poll recently conducted by The Hill/HarrisX, found 43 percent of respondents saying they'd vote for Biden and 40 percent choosing Trump. This study surveyed 2,850 registered voters from August 2 to August 5 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.84 percentage points.

A separate study conducted by The Economist/YouGov found Biden with a larger lead, as he received 49 percent of votes, compared to 40 percent that sided with Trump. This poll surveyed 1,500 U.S. adults from August 2 to August 4 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

Among college graduates, the study found Biden with a larger lead as 52 percent said they'd vote for him, while 39 percent chose Trump.

RealClearPolitics' average of several national polls conducted from July 21 to August 5 shows Biden leading by 6.4 points.