Most of the Americans surveyed believe that Trump is better prepared to solve problems in the economy.
Support for Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has weakened in recent weeks among American voters compared to Donald Trump. This is evidenced by the results of a survey presented, conducted by Ipsos commissioned by Reuters.
A poll conducted on Monday and Tuesday shows that 43% of registered voters are going to support Biden in the election, and 41% will give their votes to Trump. Thus, the chances of both candidates were almost equal.
Last week, Biden was ahead of Trump by 6 percentage points, and in the poll, which was conducted from April 15 to 21, the former Vice President received 8 percent more votes compared to the current head of state.
The former Vice President is forced to run a presidential campaign from his home in Delaware due to travel restrictions and a ban on mass events to combat the coronavirus.
Trump, on the contrary, is in the center of media attention due to regular reports on the progress of the fight against the pandemic. Until recently, the President held daily press briefings for the coronavirus working group at the White House.
Most of the recent publications that mention Biden’s name were related to the allegations of his former assistant, who said that in 1993, the former Senator subjected her to sexual abuse. Last week, Biden said the allegations are baseless, asking the Senate to release all documents related to the firing of Tara Reid, an assistant to Biden, who worked in the Senator’s office from 1992 to 1993.
53% of respondents said they were somewhat aware of Tara Reid’s allegations against Joe Biden.
45% of Americans believe that Trump will better cope with the task of creating new jobs, while only 32% of respondents hold a similar opinion about Biden.
37% said that Trump is doing an excellent job in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, a similar view of Biden is held by 35%. In mid-April, Biden had a slight advantage over trump when answering the same question.
Overall, 42% of Americans approve of Trump’s performance, while 53% disapprove. The level of popularity of the President has hardly changed for more than a year.
The survey was conducted online throughout the United States. It was attended by 1,215 people, including 1,015 registered voters. The survey’s margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.