Some more news today:
National GE:— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) June 1, 2020
Biden 51% (+12)
Trump 39%@MorningConsult 5/31-6/1
As America grapples with racial inequalities and discriminatory police tactics amid the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man, while in custody of a white Minneapolis police officer, the circumstances have placed President Donald Trump on fraught political turf.
A Morning Consult poll conducted Sunday and Monday found that Trump — who reportedly told governors they don’t “have to be too careful” in seeking “retribution” from demonstrators in their states — trails presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by double digits when it comes to whom voters trust the most to tackle a number of issues related to the demonstrations that erupted over the weekend in dozens of U.S. cities, including police reform and racial inequalities across American society.
Biden, who has aligned himself with peaceful protesters, has the largest advantage over the president on addressing racial inequalities, leading Trump 47 percent to 30 percent, and that advantage persists among groups of importance to the November election, including voters over the age of 64 (10 percentage points), college-educated whites and suburban women (26 points each) and black voters (56 points).
The former vice president leads Trump by a similar spread — 44 percent to 32 percent — on the broad issue of police reform among voters overall and key constituencies, and by 11 points, 44 percent to 33 percent, on whom voters trust the most to handle the current protests.
When it comes to the other major crisis facing the country, the survey found more voters trust Biden to handle the spread of coronavirus (44 percent to 34 percent), while they’re split evenly at 42 percent on whom they trust to handle the economy — an improvement for the former vice president compared to previous Morning Consult polling, which has shown Trump ahead on economic issues.
But despite the events of the weekend, Morning Consult’s daily national tracking of the presidential contest, which surveys an average of about 4,600 registered voters each day with a 1-point margin of error, found only marginal change in the state of the head-to-head presidential race between Thursday and the end of the weekend. By the end of Sunday, Biden led Trump by 5 points, 46 percent to 41 percent. That’s a 2-point increase since Thursday, before Trump’s comments Friday referring to protesters as “thugs” after a Minneapolis police precinct was burned down.
Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden will be in Philadelphia Tuesday morning, where he is expected to deliver remarks on the ongoing unrest and protests in the city and country. On Monday, Biden met with African-American leaders in Wilmington Monday to talk about how to diffuse the tension in the country following the death of George Floyd.
Biden vowed to address institutional racism in his first 100 days in office, if elected.
“What we did in our administration is, we set up in the Justice Department the ability for the Civil Rights Division to look at the practices and policies of police departments,” Biden said. “That’s why we were able to stop stop-and-frisk, and reestablish that with more teeth in it because we also have to fundamentally change the way police are trained.”
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