White House Democratic wannabe Joe Biden, ahead of US President Donald Trump in popular voting intent by 12 points, revealed a private poll on Sunday, with the November 3 election in the U.S. just over three weeks to go.
According to a poll broadcast by ABC News and The Washington Post, 53% of registered voters would lean towards Biden, while 41% would support Trump “if the presidential election were today.”
Among the likely voters, 54% would support Biden against 42% who would support Trump.
The consultation, conducted by telephone between 6 and 9 October among 1,014 adults, focused on the popular vote, not the state-by-state dispute to obtain at least 270 of the electoral college votes.
Among the most important issues to define their vote, 29% of registered voters cited the economy, followed by the management of the coronavirus with 15% and criminality and security, with 8%, added the poll, which declares a margin of error of about 3.5 percentage points.
48% of registered voters said they trusted Trump for the management of the economy, compared to 47% who prefer Biden.
Percentages varied when asked about the strategy for addressing the coronavirus pandemic, as 55% said they trusted Biden, compared to 38% who loved Trump.
Last August, on the occasion of the Democratic Party’s National Convention, the ABC News poll and the Post indicated that Biden had 53% of the voting intention of the general electorate and Trump with 41%.
While among those who indicated they are sure they would vote, Biden had 54% of the preference and Trump 44%.
In the United States, it is not ordinary voters who elect the president but the voters assigned to each state. The Electoral College takes 270 votes to win the election.