Biden holds 52-point lead over Trump among students: poll

Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has an overwhelming 52-point lead over President Trump among college students, according to a new poll, but enthusiasm among the group is low for the two major-party candidates.

Seventy percent of college students surveyed said they will vote for Biden, compared to just 18 percent who said they will vote for Trump, according to the Knight Foundation poll released Monday.

Despite the wide lead for the former vice president, just 49 percent of college students said they have a favorable impression of Biden, with 51 percent saying they had an unfavorable impression.

The poll found that 81 percent of students said they had an unfavorable impression of Trump, compared to just 19 percent who said they had a favorable impression of the president.

The survey also found that most students, about 7 in 10, said they are “absolutely certain” they will vote in the upcoming elections, with female students expressing greater certainty than their male counterparts by a margin of 10 points, according to the foundation.

Those respondents that identified as Democrats were more likely to say they are absolutely certain they will vote, at 81 percent, with 74 percent of Republicans saying the same, based on the poll.

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