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Axios/College Reaction Poll

Presidential Support Index

A Survey of US College Students

December 2nd– December 4th, 2019

N= 1,026

Overview: A poll of 1,026 current college students was conducted using College Reaction’s
national polling infrastructure from December 2nd – December 4th for Axios. College
Reaction implements a custom approach to offer all members of a college's population an
equal opportunity to be surveyed. Samples are aimed to represent the US college student
population are weighted to best capture the geographic, political and ethnic variation within
the college demographic.

Key Findings:

Ø Bernie Sanders rises to 23% - his first lead in our Presidential Support Index

Ø Elizabeth Warren sinks from 20% to 16%

Ø Andrew Yang, Joe Biden and Donald Trump hold steady at 9%, 13% and
17% respectively

College Voting in the 2018 Midterms: A Survey of US College Students

Table of Contents:

I. Graphics 4

II. Data Tables 7

III. Methodology 10

I. Table
General Results

N=1,026 Dec. 2nd-4th N Percent

II. Methodology


Methodology: Data in this report are generated from a poll conducted between

October 8th-10th, 2019. A total of 850 panelists participated in the poll.

College Reaction’s polling is conducted using a demographically-representative panel

of college students from around the country. The surveys are administered digitally and

use college e-mail address as an authentication tool to ensure current enrollment in a

four-year institution. The target population for the general population sample was

students currently enrolled in accredited 4-year institutions in the US.

Respondents in this poll were randomly selected from a respondent database,

which aims to mirror the broader college demographic from a racial, geographic and

political standpoint. Results are weighted to mirror race and gender statistics of the

college demographic as defined by the National Center for Education statistics.

Margin of error: The margin of error for the full sample is +/- 3.1 points. Though, as a

non-probability sample, this stated margin of error is a simple approximation of error,

as margins of error are not normally used to model error for non-probability samples.

Respondent anonymity: Identifiable responses introduce biases and lower response

rate. College Reaction utilizes an anonymous and de-identified survey approach.

Results: The responses to our polls are monitored for multiple responses and

accuracy of answers through tracking time spent on the survey, email address, and

other traceable web identifiers.