Democratic voters list Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as their top picks for vice president, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.
Twenty-three percent of Democratic voters say they want presumptive Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden to choose Harris as his running mate.
Twenty-two percent say the same of Warren.
The two former Democratic candidates for president also top the list among all registered voters in the July 20-21 poll.
However, the Obama administration's national security advisor, Susan Rice, topped the list among independent voters.
The survey found Warren and Harris also have the highest favorability ratings, at 37 percent and 35 percent, respectively, among the candidates listed, as well as having the most name recognition.
A July 7-10 Hill-HarrisX survey found Democratic voters prefer candidates who have previous government experience, are a woman and who are economically progressive.
The July 7-10 poll also found that the majority of Democratic voters – 51 percent – said a VP candidate who has previous government experience would make them more likely to vote for Biden. Forty-seven percent and 39 percent said the same of a running mate who is economically progressive and a Black woman, respectively.
President Donald Trump's campaign is inundating young, liberal voters with digital ads — and it’s beating outreach from Joe Biden and the Democratic Party, according to a new poll of registered 18- to 39-year-olds in battleground states.
The poll, administered to Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, found that 47 percent of the youngest voters — Generation Z, or "Gen Z" for short — saw ads from the GOP or the president's campaign on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram.
However, only 21 percent of them came across digital ads from Biden or the Democratic Party. Forty percent of all young voters surveyed reported seeing no form of Democratic campaign contact.
“This is not a general youth poll. These are voters that Vice President Biden should be chasing,” said Sarah Audelo, the executive director of the Alliance for Youth Action, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing youth turnout and political engagement.
Commissioned by the Alliance and conducted by data analytics company Civiqs, the poll surveyed 1,241 young Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents in swing states. It reached registered voters between July 18-20 in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.
Historically, political campaigns have not deeply invested in young people, who turn out at lower rates than older generations do, are more likely to identify as independents and have a growing distrust of government and institutions. Data from groups like the Alliance and research organization CIRCLE shows that young people are less likely to be contacted by campaigns or get voting information. The numbers are even lower for young people with no college experience.
With the pandemic eliminating most meaningful in-person contact, Audelo stressed the need for campaigns to be targeting Gen Z and Millennial voters with digital outreach to ensure turnout.