UPDATE: Due to the confusing numbers in the Tweet, the poll does show Biden winning nationally but gives Trump a two point lead in the swing states. I have changed the title to better suit it. Apologies again.
Some more polling news:
- 68% of voters in the battleground remain seriously concerned about the coronavirus and 52% disapprove of Trump’s handling of the outbreak.
- Fears about the economic impact of COVID-19 grow and 71% now say that we are in a recession.
- Majorities say it is important for small businesses (97%) and people who have lost jobs or wages (94%) to receive relief, 74% support recurring direct payments to individuals until the pandemic ends, and 66% support relief to state and local governments.
- Just 21% say that Trump’s policies in response to COVID favor the middle class and small businesses most.
Voters seriously concerned about COVID and disapprove of Trump’s handling of the crisis
Two-thirds of voters in the key battleground states remain seriously concerned about the coronavirus outbreak. A large majority of Democrats (97%) and independents (66%) remain seriously concerned, but only 39% of Republicans are seriously concerned today (down from 55% two weeks ago). Voters remain more concerned about the impact on their health and safety (65%) than the impact on their family’s financial situation (35%). Over 1 million Americans had been diagnosed with COVID by the end of last week, and 47% of battleground voters reported personally knowing someone with the disease.
Voters give high marks to doctors and medical professionals (88% approve), their employers (82%), and Doctors Fauci and Birx (68% and 58%, respectively) for their handling of COVID. A 52% majority of battleground voters disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the outbreak, and 48% strongly disapprove. According to this poll, Joe Biden would likely win the Electoral College if the election were held today.