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Trump gets a big bump in the polls — thanks to millennials

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump has greatly improved in polls over the last month. According to the Real Clear Politics polling average, the billionaire has seen his deficit with Clinton shrink in half over the last month — and he has millennials to thank for it.

In two polls released late Wednesday afternoon, Trump surged within two points of Hillary Clinton in a four-way race that included Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.

According to the Fox News poll: Clinton’s lead stood at 41 percent, Trump was at 39 percent, Johnson at 9 percent, and Stein held on at 4 percent.

Image via Fox News

Image via Fox News

Trump received his highest support among young voters than in any previous poll, 31 percent which is just 8 points behind Clinton.

Fox News wasn’t the only poll to report the trend. A Reuters poll among likely voters also saw a big boost for the Republican nominee.

The Reuters poll showed Trump narrowing the gap from 8 points among likely voters to just two points this week.

During that same time period, Trump’s support among young voters increased from 19 percent to 25 percent. Clinton polled at 51 percent, still far below the 66 percent Obama received back in 2008 during his first run for the White House.

Republicans only chance at winning the presidency will come from dismantling the Obama coalition, and for first time, it seems that Trump might have a chance of winning over enough millennials to do so.


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