Just before the Democratic primary began last year, hundreds of thousands of TikTok users shared homemade videos in which members of Generation Z sang “Please Don’t Make Me Vote for Joe Biden.”
As it turns out, many of them are going to vote for Joe Biden after all.
The Harvard Youth Poll, released Monday, found that 18- to 29-year-old voters backed Biden by wider margins than they did Hillary Clinton four years ago, and they look poised to turn out in huge numbers.
The poll found 60% of young voters backed Biden while only 27% backed Trump. By comparison, only 49% supported Clinton in the same poll in 2016.
The poll showed signs of a youth turnout surge, with 63% of respondents saying they will “definitely be voting” compared to 47% four years ago. Pollsters say that indicates a level of turnout closer to the 2008 boom that helped make Biden vice president.
The survey of 1,206 18- to 29-year-olds was conducted from Aug. 28 to Sept. 9. The margin of error is plus-or-minus 3.22 percentage points.
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