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Albert R. Hunt

Trump Hands Clinton a Key to the Millennial Vote

Younger voters prefer her, a Bloomberg Politics poll shows. Will they turn out?
The millennials' default option.

The millennials' default option.

Photographer: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton may have found the answer to her persistent problems with millennials: Donald J. Trump.

Clinton, in this week's Bloomberg Politics national survey, enjoys a lead of 3 to 1 among likely voters aged 18 to 29, and more than a 3-to-2 advantage among 30- to 39-year-olds. These millennials still aren't wild about the presumptive Democratic nominee. Her favorable ratings are far below Barack Obama's. But Trump's negatives are stunning: Among 18- to 29-year-olds, 83 percent have an unfavorable view of him.