Looking ahead to the 2016 presidential election, there’s no question who millennials prefer: On the Republican side, it’s Paul Ryan. And for Democrats, it’s Hillary Clinton, based on a new survey released today.
The survey, conducted by Fusion, shows that while Ryan and Clinton are the preferred candidates, Clinton has a significantly larger lead over her potential Democratic opponents than Ryan does on the GOP side.
The poll, conducted among 1,200 likely voters ages 18-34, showed the following:
- Ryan is the candidate of choice for 16 percent of Republicans, followed by Jeb Bush (11 percent) and Rand Paul (9 percent)
- Of those surveyed, 58 percent of Democrats want Clinton, followed by Joe Biden (13 percent) and Elizabeth Warren (9 percent).
- Forty-seven percent say they’ll most likely vote Democratic, compared to 32 percent who are leaning toward Republicans. Twenty-one percent are undecided.
Additionally, millennials say debt and spending, the economy and terrorism are the most important issues.
They also overwhelmingly support legalizing medicinal marijuana, with 84 percent supporting it.