Multiple Polls Show Trump Diminishing, Biden Asserting Leading Position

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President Donald Trump trails former Vice President Joe Biden in a handful of recent polls.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is currently leading President Donald Trump as Americans look ahead to the November election, multiple polls now show.

A Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday had Biden in the lead by 8 points, with 49 percent of voters supporting the Democratic candidate and 41 percent backing the president.

That poll, conducted April 2-6, also found that Trump is pulling his highest approval rating since last fall, with 45 percent of voters saying they approve of the job he is doing.

In a CNN poll conducted by SSRS, Trump trailed Biden by 11 percentage points among registered voters — 42 percent to Biden’s 53 percent — and voters appear to have greater trust that the former vice president could handle key issues compared to Trump.

In responding to the coronavirus crisis, 52 percent said Biden could handle the matter, whereas 43 percent believed the same of Trump. Likewise with healthcare, which 57 percent of voters said Biden could deal with the issue, and 39 percent said Trump could handle it.

Similar results came from a recent Monmouth University poll as well. In a head-to-head matchup with Biden, Trump pulled 44 percent support while Biden came in with 48 percent.

Monmouth noted that Trump’s numbers appear to be taking a hit from his response to the coronavirus pandemic, but Biden’s support has remained relatively stable.

While these poll results do not predict who will win in November, it is noteworthy that Trump’s percentage of the vote is consistent with his approval rating — which has remained more or less neutral since his inauguration in 2017.

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