According to the NBC poll, 46 percent of respondents aged 18 to 34 said they would vote for Trump, compared to a smaller 42 percent for Biden. The poll has former President Trump beating Biden in a hypothetical general election matchup, 46 to 44 percent.
One issue that the President has seen the biggest issue is his handling of foreign policy, where only 33 percent approve of his performance. On Biden's handling of the war between Israel and Hamas, 70 percent of respondents aged 18-34 disapprove of the job Biden has done.
NBC is not the only organization to find that Biden is struggling with young voters in the polls; numerous public surveys have yielded similar conclusions. Other recent high-profile polls from CNN and The New York Times/Siena show the youth vote moving right.
"This poll is a stunner," Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt of Hart Research Associate said of the results, "and it’s stunning because of the impact the Israel-Hamas war is having on Biden.”
"Joe Biden is at a uniquely low point in his presidency, and a significant part of this, especially within the Biden coalition, is due to how Americans are viewing his foreign policy actions," he added.
The NBC poll, which took place between November 10-14 and included 1,000 participants, is only the latest poll that shows President Trump winning over young voters who have historically been key for Democrats to win. A Fox News poll taken at the same time showed Biden with 51 percent of the young vote, while Trump carried 44 percent.
A CNN poll at the end of October showed former President Trump with a one-point lead among the age group at 48 to 47 percent. Around the same time, CNBC and the New York Times also showed Trump within the margin of error of Biden among those 18 to 34.
To compare, Pew Research exit polls from the 2020 election showed voters between the ages of 18 to 29 went for President Biden 59 to 35 percent, and 55 to 43 percent among those 30 to 49 years old.This is a breaking story and will be updated.
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