The US presidential candidate from the Democrats was 50% of respondents, and 41% supported the current leader, Donald Trump.
President of the United States Donald Trump increased by one percentage point the gap in public support from his opponent – the candidate for the highest state post from the Democrats, Joseph Biden. This is evidenced by the results of a survey published on Tuesday, conducted by the research service of Siena College, commissioned by The New York Times.
50% of respondents supported Biden, while 41% supported Trump. The gap between candidates is nine percentage points, compared with eight in a similar survey conducted in September. The survey results indicate that Americans trust the Democrat more than the Republican on almost all relevant domestic political issues. So, in the question of the ability to overcome the split in the country, Biden’s advantage reaches almost 20 percentage points and can cope with the coronavirus pandemic – 12 percentage points.
At the same time, 48% of male respondents support Trump, and 42% support Biden. If we are talking about female respondents, the Democrat, on the contrary, is ahead of the Republican by 23 percentage points. Trump’s advantage in the preferences of the country’s white population is six percentage points. Non-white Americans, 66% vs. 22%, support Biden.
The survey was conducted among 987 potential voters from October 15 to 18. The margin of error is 3.4 percentage points.
The US General election will be held on November 3. They will elect the President and Vice President, all 435 members of the House of Representatives and a third of the Senate of Congress, and 13 states and territories.