Trump vs. Biden: A brand new battleground ballot reveals a Trump lead.
A ballot performed by CNN in Might 2020 reveals President Donald Trump main Joe Biden by 7 proportion factors in battleground states within the upcoming presidential election. The identical ballot reveals Democrat Biden main Republican Trump in a nationwide survey of voters.
The ballot interviewed voters in 15 battleground states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The ballot was performed from Might 7-Might 10, 2020. You may see it in full right here. In keeping with the ballot, voters have been requested, “Suppose that the presidential election have been being held right now and also you had to decide on between Joe Biden because the Democratic Celebration’s candidate, and Donald Trump because the Republican Celebration’s candidate. Who would you be extra prone to vote for?”
Individuals have been additionally requested: “As of right now, do you lean extra towards” both candidate. These voters who have been polled have been outlined as “battleground state respondents who’re registered to vote.” The totals have been the identical for every query, however the gender and racial breakdown shifted within the second query. The ballot reveals a gender and racial hole, with extra males and whites supporting Trump. Biden loved a slight edge with girls, however they have been pretty evenly divided. Biden loved an even bigger hole with girls and Trump with males when individuals have been requested the leaning towards query as a substitute.
The ballot measured public opinion towards the president as he battles to regulate the COVID-19 pandemic and public opinion about his dealing with of it. It additionally comes as Biden has adamantly denied a former staffer’s accusations of sexual assault.
When voters have been requested about every candidate’s dealing with of the problems, within the battleground states, Trump scored larger on the financial system and coronavirus response, and Biden scored larger on well being care and on being an individual who cares about individuals just like the voters questioned. Battleground voters additionally rated Biden as extra sincere and reliable, because the candidate who will be trusted extra in a disaster, and as extra prone to unite the nation. Nevertheless, they discovered that Trump would handle the federal government extra successfully and had extra stamina and sharpness to be president.
In 2016, many polls underestimated Trump’s assist. See an evaluation of that phenomenon right here.
Right here’s what the ballot reveals particularly within the battleground states: