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Report: Clinton Needs to Make Up Ground with Young Voters

But Trump scores even worse among those 29 and younger

Young voters made up a large part of the Barack Obama coalition and the Bernie Sanders vote, but young women helped Hillary Clinton. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Young voters made up a large part of the Barack Obama coalition and the Bernie Sanders vote, but young women helped Hillary Clinton. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

After a brutal primary with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton has much ground to regain with younger voters, according to a new report.

The study, conducted by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University’s Tisch College, found that while Clinton won 20 of the 27 states the program had data for, she won a majority of younger voters in just two states: Alabama and Mississippi.

Clinton’s support in Southern states was buoyed by support from black women, who were more reliably supportive of her than other young women, according to the report. She also performed better among Hispanic women.

However, Clinton also faces many young voters who view her as untrustworthy, pointing to a mid- to late-June survey showing only 39 percent of young adults have a favorable view of Clinton.

[Clinton’s Trustworthiness Remains a Drag On Her Candidacy]

There is good news in the report for Clinton. Her Republican opponent Donald Trump has even lower levels of trustworthiness among young voters and fewer of them see him as qualified to be president.

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