Here's Where Donald Trump and Joe Biden Stand With Young Voters

Former Vice President Joe Biden has more support among younger voters than President Donald Trump with less than six months before the presidential election, a new poll shows.

According to the poll conducted by The Economist/YouGov, Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, would earn 52 percent of the votes from individuals ages 18 to 29 if the election were held today. Trump garnered 26 percent of support in the same age bracket. Eight percent of the voters in the age range said they would cast ballots for another candidate, 9 percent said they were unsure who they would vote for and 4 percent said they would not vote.

The poll surveyed 1,500 U.S. adults between May 3 and May 5 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

The survey shows Biden with a similar lead for those between the ages of 30 to 44, with the former vice president receiving 52 percent of votes, compared to Trump, who received 31 percent of votes for the same bracket.

A separate poll conducted by Yahoo News/YouGov, also shows Biden with an advantage over Trump with younger voters. This poll surveyed 1,5373 U.S. adults between May 4 and May 5 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

According to the poll, 44 percent of voters between the ages of 18 and 29 said they would vote for Biden in the 2020 election, while 30 percent said they would vote for Trump.

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US President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, for Florida on October 3, 2019 Jim Watson/Getty

For the remaining voters in this poll, 9 percent said they would vote for a third party candidate, 13 percent said they were undecided, and 4 percent said they would not vote.

Biden also carried a lead over Trump for voters between the ages of 30 and 44, where 51 percent identified Biden as their preferred candidate and 33 percent identified with Trump.

The former vice president was identified as the preferred candidate in both polls among those surveyed. In The Economist poll, 46 percent of adults chose Biden, while 42 percent chose Trump. In the Yahoo News poll, 45 percent chose Biden and 46 percent chose Trump.

When it comes to some key swing states, many Americans are split in regard to who they plan on voting for. According to a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, in Iowa, 48 percent of voters said they identified with Trump as their preferred candidate, while 46 percent sided with Biden.

In another poll, also conducted by Public Policy Polling, in Wisconsin, these percentages swap, with Biden receiving 48 percent of votes while Trump received 45 percent.

Both Wisconsin and Iowa were important wins for Trump in the 2016 election, flipping each from blue to red. Both states were won by former President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.