Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 36 percentage points, 56-20, among voters under age 35, according to a new USA Today/Rock the Vote poll.
When the field is expanded to include Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Clinton's advantage over the GOP nominee dips to 32 percentage points, 50-18. Johnson earned 11 percent support and Stein amassed 4 percent in the survey.
"If the trend continues, the Democratic Party will have scored double-digit victories among younger voters in three consecutive elections, the first time that has happened since such data became readily available in 1952," USA Today noted about its poll. "That could shape the political affiliations of the largest generation in American history for years to follow."
And the new survey isn't the first one to identify the trend of younger voters opposing Trump in large numbers. USA Today/Rock the Vote's polling is consistent with a McClatchy/Marist poll released earlier this month that showed Trump trailing Clinton, Johnson and Stein among voters under age 30. The McClatchy/Marist poll showed Clinton at 41 percent, Johnson at 23 percent, Stein at 16 percent and Trump at 9 percent.
If Trump suffers a crushing defeat in November, he may look to blame the media and Never Trump conservative voters, but it could be younger voters who hand him his most stinging defeat. The USA Today/Rock the Vote survey polled 1,539 adults age 18-34 by Ipsos Public Affairs online from August 5-10. The survey had a credibility interval of 4.6 percentage points.