Biden is ahead of Trump in popularity

US presidential candidate, Democrat Joe Biden, is ahead of the current head of state Donald Trump by 12 points, according to a public opinion poll conducted by Monmouth University.

53% of registered voters are ready to vote for Biden, 41% for Trump.

The survey showed an equal number of respondents (including not only voters, but also other us adults) who approve of Biden’s activities, and those who do not accept of it – 44% each. In early June, the Democrat had a negative rating – 49% disapproved of him, while only 42% approved.

Trump’s rating is still sharply negative – 38% approve of his activities, 55% disapprove. These numbers have barely changed in a month.

Four years ago, Trump’s approval rating was even lower – 34% of approval reviews-but that didn’t stop him from winning the election. True, Trump’s then-rival Hillary Clinton had an equally negative rating – 34% approved of her, 53% disapproved.

The study was conducted by the Institute of opinion polls at Monmouth University on June 26-30 and involved 867 US adults, including 733 registered voters. The statistical margin of error for registered voters is 3.6 percentage points.

The authoritative website Fivethirtyeight, dedicated to statistical surveys and correctly predicted the results of some past elections, considers The Monmouth University polls professional and one of the most accurate, giving them an A+rating. At the same time, the Monmouth University polls, according to the site, have a slight tilt in favor of the Democrats – on average, one percentage point closer to the Democrats than the average of the polls.