Despite Donald Trump‘s repeated claims that November’s election will be rigged — and despite the hand-wringing by Democrats who feared Hillary Clinton would not be able to recreate the excitement for Senator Bernie Sanders shown by young voters — the former Secretary of State appears to be doing just fine in the age bracket. According to a new poll by USA Today and Rock the Vote, Clinton leads Trump among millennials by a record margin.
The online survey of likely voters between the ages of 18 and 34 was taken between October 11 and 13, and has Clinton ahead of the Republican nominee by a margin of 68 percent to 20 percent, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein trailing at 8 and 1 percent, respectively. (The poll counts 3 percent of respondents as undecided.)
The massive lead does not come without qualifiers. Those voting for Trump or for Clinton each say their primary motivator is to keep the opposite candidate out of the White House. Those sorts of concerns tend to be weaker motivators for an individual to vote than strong, positive belief in one candidate. Furthermore — as in every election cycle — young voters tend to be the least predictable age bracket in terms of voter turnout.