Some good news today courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll:
On the heels of back-to-back political party conventions and a climate of growing unrest in the country,likely voters support former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump 52 – 42 percent in a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll released today. This is the first survey of likely voters inthe 2020 presidential election race by the Quinnipiac University Poll, and cannot be compared to results of earlier surveys of registered voters. Democrats go to Biden 93 – 6 percent, Republicans go to Trump 90 – 8 percent, and independents back Biden 50 – 40 percent.
COUNTRY BETTER OR WORSE OFF THAN 2016?
Likely voters say 58 – 38 percent that the country is worse off than it was in 2016, the year of the last presidential election. Republicans say 84 – 15 percent the country is better off, Democrats say 95 – 4 percent it is worse off, and independents say 60 – 36 percent it is worse off.
“With six in ten likely voters feeling the country has lost ground, the president stares down a big gap to make up in a short time,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.
BIDEN VS. TRUMP: THE ISSUES
Likely voters are split 48 – 48 percent when asked whether Biden or Trump would do a better job handling the economy.
Asked about handling four other key issues, Biden holds a clear lead:
- On handling racial inequality, Biden would do a better job 58 – 36 percent;
- On handling the response to the coronavirus, Biden would do a better job 56 – 40 percent;
- On handling health care, Biden would do a better job 55 – 41 percent;
- On handling a crisis, Biden would do a better job 53 – 43 percent.
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