QU national poll: Biden tops Trump among likely voters by 10 points


(WTNH) — A Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday shows former Vice President Joe Biden is topping President Donald Trump in the polls by 10 points among likely voters.

QU’s most recent poll – the first QU Poll survey of likely voters in the 2020 presidential election race rather than registered voters – comes just on the heels of back-to-back national political party conventions and an ongoing climate of national unrest surrounding police violence.

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Poll results show, likely voters support Biden over Trump 52-42%.

By party, 93% of Democratic voters go for Biden, 90% of Republican voters go for Trump, and 50-40% of Independents back Biden.

The poll also asked likely voters if they feel the country is better or worse off than in 2016 (the year of the last presidential election):

  • Likely voters say 58-38% that the country is worse off
  • Republicans say 84-15% the country is better off
  • Democrats say 95-4% the country is worse off
  • Independents say 60-36% say it is worse off

“With six in 10 likely voters feeling the country has lost ground, the president stares down a big gap to make up in a short time,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.

When it comes to the issues, likely voters were split 48-48% when asked whether Biden or Trump would do a better job handling the economy.

Asked about handling racial inequality, response to the COVID-19 pandemic, health care, and crisis in general, Biden holds a clear lead:

  • Racial inequality, Biden would do a better job 58-36%
  • The response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden would do a better job 56-40%;
  • Health care, Biden would do a better job 55-41%;
  • A crisis, Biden would do a better job 53-43%

For the full poll results click here.

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