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Poll: Hillary Clinton has the edge among people planning to skip election

Last Updated Sep 29, 2016 10:19 AM EDT

Hillary Clinton has the edge among people who aren’t planning to vote in November’s election, according to a new Bloomberg Politics national poll.

The survey found 38 people of people not intending to vote support Clinton while 27 percent of them back Donald Trump if they decided to cast a ballot.

Clinton could also benefit if they can convince more non-white voters to turn out to the polls 40 days from now, the poll shows.

More than half of non-white people are likely voters in the poll and 48 percent said they don’t plan to vote. Nearly three-quarters of white people surveyed said they are likely to vote in November and just over a quarter said they don’t plan to cast a ballot.

The poll also found that a majority of people under the age of 35, 54 percent, are more likely to be non-voters and 46 percent are likely voters.

This comes as Clinton tries to appeal to millennial voters -- many of whom supported her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, during the Democratic primary. Sanders, however, has since endorsed Clinton and has appeared on the trail with her in an effort to rally more support among young people.

The survey polled 1,002 likely voters and 324 people classified as non-voters between Sept. 21 and 24 with a 5.5 percentage point margin of error. 

  • Rebecca Shabad

    Rebecca Shabad is a video reporter for CBS News Digital.