Fifty-six percent of 18- to 21-year-olds say they would be more likely to support a candidate who advocates for stricter gun control laws, ranking the topic below issues such as LGBT rights and raising taxes on corporations. The finding is from a July 14-17 national poll of 12,771 registered voters, which included 494 voters ages 18-21.
Among the 11 issues tested, a candidate’s advocacy for raising the minimum wage to $15-per-hour was the most likely to gain the support of the youngest voters, with 68 percent of them saying the issue made them more likely to back a candidate, along with 66 percent who said the same of “Medicare for all.”
Raising taxes on corporations and the rich also scored high with young voters, with 63 percent saying it would make them more likely to support a candidate. The margin of error for the subsample of young voters was 4 percentage points.