The results of bi-weekly Google Consumer Surveys is a big surprise for both the establishment left and right, with Senator Sanders has seen a jump from 36% to 44% favorability rating among very likely voters polled, versus Hillary Clinton enjoyed a small gain. Sanders’ spike is, of course, is likely attributed to his performance during the first ever, 2016 Democratic presidential debate.
Among the youngest section of female millennial, ages 18-24, Clinton’s favorability inched forward from 26% to 30%, while Sanders gained a whopping 10 points from 53% to 63%. Among women ages 25-34, Clinton actually lost favorables (42% to 41%) while Sanders gained (48% to 50%).
Meanwhile, no Republican candidates have gained ground in favorability, according to our poll, and Ben Carson has seen a decrease in favorability from 34% to 29%.