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New NPR/PBS/Marist Poll Shows Biden Outperforming Trump On Who Voters Think Can Handle The Economy

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Some more good news today courtesy of NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist University’s latest poll:

Turning to this fall’s presidential election, 34% of Americans report the coronavirus will be either a major (14%) or minor factor (20%) in deciding their vote. 64% of Americans report they have already made up their mind about who they plan to support. 68% of Democrats, 74% of Republicans, and 56% of independents say they have already selected a candidate. Democrats (16%) and independents (15%) are more than twice as likely as Republicans (7%) to say the pandemic will be a major factor when casting their ballot.  

55% of Americans say they would prefer Joe Biden to be handling the COVID-19 crisis than President Trump. 40% would rather Trump be managing the situation. Again, opinions fall along partisan lines. A majority of independents (55%) would prefer that Biden be handling the crisis. 

Biden (51%) also outperforms Trump (44%) on who Americans would rather have handling the economy. Independents divide. 47% think Biden is the better option while 45% say Trump is preferential to deal with the economy. 

On these two critical issues, handling the economy and dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, men and women view Donald Trump and Joe Biden through very different lenses,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “The gender gap on who can better handle the economy is 40 points, and it is 30 points on who can better deal with the COVID-19 crisis.” 

Emphasis Mine.

Click here for the full results.

Past polling showed Biden leading with voters on handling the coronavirus pandemic but still gave Trump a slight lead on handling the economy. Now that the people are souring Trump’s only saving grace, it’s more clear that he’s in a more vulnerable position now more than ever. Let’s keep up the momentum and take down Trump. Click here to donate and get involved with Biden’s campaign.

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