CNN released numbers Tuesday showing a huge polling advantage for presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden, saying their survey found the former vice president was the choice of 39 percent of Democrats registered to vote.
Even so, Mr. Biden may not necessarily be doing as well among younger primary voters. The CNN poll, conducted by research organization SSRS, had too few respondents in both the 18-34 and 35-49 age cohorts to be deemed statistically significant.
The poll also claimed they sample size was “weighted to reflect national Census figures” for several basic demographics, including age.
They also noted the marker “N/A” represents less than 125 respondents and is used because the sample size is “too small to be projectable to their true values in the population.”
.@cnn’s presidential “poll” showing @JoeBiden crushing @BernieSanders is a COMPLETE SCAM. N/A is listed for age groups 18-34 and 35-49. N/A means not applicable because statistically not a large enough sample of Dems/Dem-leaning independents for those age groups were polled…1/1 pic.twitter.com/QTu2A5D3Hz— Jordan (@JordanChariton) April 30, 2019
Mr. Biden’s primary opponents, but particularly Mr. Sanders, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke and South Bend [Ind.] Mayor Pete Buttigieg, are making a play for the youth vote within the Democratic coalition.
In a Monmouth University poll released on April 23 with the same age split, Mr. Sanders received 30 percent support from people 18-49 versus 10 percentage 50 and older. Mr. Biden received 25 percent and 28 percent respectively.
Neither CNN nor SSRS immediately responded to requests for comment.
The CNN/SSRS poll interviewed 1,007 people from April 25-28 with a margin of error of 3.8 percent.
The Monmouth University poll interviewed April 11-15 with a margin of error of 5.4 percent.
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