Last updated on August 20, 2020
The Marist Poll shows Joe Biden has a 53% to 42% national lead over Trump, the largest lead ever for this poll. Marist is rated as an A+ poll by 538.
In the Marist late June poll Biden’s lead was 52% to 44%. In February it was 50% to 44%. NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll of 1,261
Approval of Trump is at 39%, the lowest it has been since January 2019, according to the survey. The generic poll was Democrats 49% to 43% for Republicans.
President Trump, whose approval rating has dipped to 39% in this survey, is seen as an unreliable source of information on the pandemic. Just 31% say they can trust the information coming from the president. Less than half — 46% — say they trust what they hear from news media on it.
On the issues, Trump trails Biden substantially on who is seen as better to handle coronavirus or race relations. Biden has a 53%-to-37% lead on handling coronavirus, and an even wider 58%-to-34% advantage on handling race relations. Poll: Biden Expands Lead; A Third Of Country Says It Won’t Get Vaccinated
The maristpoll.marist.edu/… was taken between August 3 and August 11, before the announcement of Kamala Harris as Biden’s running mate. Margin of error for this survey is 3.3%
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