Trump, Biden neck and neck in 2020 presidential race: new poll

Grant Boone
March 31, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, and former Vice President Joe Biden.

According to the New York Post, registered voters opted for Mr Biden by 49 per cent over Mr Trump's 47 per cent, the Washington Post-ABC News poll shows - with the US President closing a 7 percentage point gap from February as his administration responds to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Biden ticket with former Democratic primary candidates and U.S. Senators, Kamala Harris of California and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota both showed the former vice president winning with 50 per cent support to Trump-Pence's 42 per cent.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, his sole ultimate 2020 rival, has given no indication that he'll again out, in spite of Biden's almost insurmountable lead within the delegate race.

Another ominous sign for Democrats is that the poll suggests Biden may be a weaker general election candidate than Hillary Clinton was in 2016.

Biden, surging in elections in March, has managed to amass more delegates than his Democratic challenger, Sen.

For instance, on the question of voter enthusiasm, the ABC/Post surveys taken September-October 2016 found that, on average, 46% of Clinton's supporters described themselves as "very enthusiastic" about her candidacy, almost twice the percentage of Biden's backers who said the same.

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Trump's remarks came during a Monday interview with the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends. The margin of error was 3.5 percentage points.

Many Democrats additionally suppose Trump's dealing with of the disaster can be a clarifying second they usually predicted an outpouring of donations as soon as the marketing campaign resumes.

It comes as an earlier poll found Mr Trump trailing Joe Biden by nine points in a head-to-head matchup.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden rated well with voters polled who approved of his commitment to a female running mate.

The timing of this poll, taken March 21-24, is encouraging for Biden considering it was conducted during a time when Trump's approval rating skyrocketed in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Despite the economic standstill resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, 57% of voters approve of Trump's handling of the economy, the highest ever in ABC/Post surveys.

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