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ABC News poll shows Biden leads Trump by 15 points nationally

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Joe Biden (left), Donald Trump (right).

WASHINGTON, DC -- The new ABC News/Washington Post poll is the latest to show former Vice President Joe Biden on a roll.

He leads President Donald Trump 55% to 40% among registered voters. It's a slightly tighter 54% to 44% among likely voters.

Public preference for Biden over Trump in trust to handle the coronavirus  pandemic has soared since March, boosting Biden – along with other measures – in the race for the White House.

Three and a half months ago the two candidates were virtually even in trust to handle the pandemic, Trump +2 percentage points, 45-43%. Today, with cases surging around the nation, Biden leads Trump on the issue by a 20-point margin, 54-34%.

Biden’s also advanced, nearly to par with Trump, in trust to handle the economy, after trailing in March. Biden leads Trump by 9 points on handling crime and safety, a focal point of Trump’s in recent weeks. And on race relations, Biden leads by his largest margin, 25 points, 58-33%.

But Biden's advantage is perhaps most evident among suburban voters, where he is earning a historic amount of support for a Democrat.

Biden is up by a 52% to 43% margin among suburban voters in the ABC News/Washington Post poll.

The suburbs are a bellwether vote of sorts in our current political environment. That is, the suburban vote mirrors the national vote closer than the urban or rural vote.

Biden's lead in the suburbs is reflective of him doing significantly better than Hillary Clinton. Four years ago at this time, Trump was beating Clinton by a 45% to 35% margin in the ABC/Washington Post poll among suburban voters.

In other words, we're looking at nearly a 20-point improvement for Biden versus where Clinton was at this point in the 2016 campaign.

Winning Democratic candidates do tend to carry the suburbs, though none by as much as the poll currently has Biden ahead. Back in 2008 (the best year for Democrats this century), Obama won in the suburbs by 2 points in the exit polls. The final ABC News/Washington Post poll had him winning in the suburbs by 5 points.

Methodology

This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted July 12-15, 2020, among a random national sample of 1,006 adults, including 845 registered voters. Results have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 points for the full sample and 4.0 points among registered voters.

You can see further polling data breakouts in the document below.

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        1. That’s because you don’t own a house or any property in El Paso moron. I have a Trump 2020 bumper sticker on my F150 and no issues. It’s very safe when your neighbors are conservatives/Republicans. You’d have more problems with a Biden yard sign. I haven’t seen any yet though. BTW – Come on over with your bat and make my day idiot. I heard you chickened out with the meeting with madmike. LMAO.

        1. And you DON’T? You can’t wait for the sun to rise so you can drink your coffee and start your right-wing blabbering! Scroll up to the beginning of the article. What does the headline say? That’s right. Trump losing Yugely! Maybe Rush Limbaugh can run for president, too.

          1. Nope not like you do moron. Just look at the day and time stamps on your rants. They prove you psycho rant 24/7. You never sleep. Up meth tweaking.

  1. With the orange buffoon literally campaigning for Biden every time he opens his mouth, what else would you expect? Every time thebidiot buffoon gets on TV he commits criminal malfeasance. How can he possibly think he is helping his cause?

      1. Madmikes only response is Alberto and multiple personalities. LET ME REORIENT YOU……BIDEN UP 15 points!!!!!! Say hello to your new president. Lol

  2. And the polls predicted Hillary would win in ’16. LOL Poor old Joe doesn’t even know what day of the week it is or what state he’s in. I’ll wait to see what happens in November.

    1. Leftist media polls are designed to make the libtards/Democraps happy and feel good or get them out to vote. They are weighed in favor of Democrat voters both registered and likely voters. This is 2016 repeating itself all over again.

  3. I felt a bit sorry for the orange buffoon during his interview with FOX News’ Chris Wallace when he was surprised with the mortality rates. Now I see what John Bolton meant when he said the orange buffoon is “stunningly uninformed”. The office of the Presidency is clearly over his head and he is not intellectually fit for office. His ignorance of what is going on demonstrates why he is a clear and present danger to the United States. He is about the same intelligence level as some of the sad right wingers here.

    1. You watch Fox News? What a moron. Everyone knows Wallace is a never Trumper. Redirecting police funds is the same as defunding the police. President Trump nailed it. LMAO.

    2. At least he won’t forget the nuclear launch codes like Biden will. Get him out of his basement. Debate time. What could go wrong. Gaffe, gaffe, gaffe. LMAO.

    3. FNC Chris Wallace is not your friend markturner. The Fox News interview actually went in favor of President Trump. He may hate Trump but he doesn’t like Democraps/libatrds either. Out today on FNC. Chris Wallace on Trump interview: “He took all the questions, Biden hasn’t faced the same scrutiny. “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace grilled President Trump for an hour-long interview that aired on Sunday, and thinks former Vice President Joe Biden needs to “come out from the basement” and face similar scrutiny.”

      “The fact is, the president is out there. He’s out there in this broiling heat with me for an hour, he took all the questions. You can like his answers or dislike them but he had answers and Joe Biden hasn’t faced that kind of scrutiny, hasn’t faced that kind of exposure,” Wallace told Fox News’ Bret Baier on Monday.”

      1. The orange buffoon answers for Sleepy Joe every time he opens his mouth. All Biden has to do to win is keep quiet and let the orange buffoon keep self destructing.

    4. Remember when Rex Tillerson said the orange buffoon was a “moron” and had the “same understanding of the world as a slow 5th grader”?

    1. President Trump has done a great job handling the nuclear football. We haven’t nuked any country since he was elected. Biden won’t even know what it is or where to find it. He’ll be in an Alzheimers nursing home way before the election so moot argument moron.

          1. Thats one. Weren’t there 22 who clainmed sexual assault by the orange buffoon? Wasn’t grabbing crotches the orange buffoon’s thing?

          2. One is enough. None accused Trump of grabbing crotches. They just wanted his money. The fact is there are plenty of pics and videos showing Biden sexually harassing women. Probably in the 100s. Can’t airbrush out the internet. Just repeat after me. Joe Biden is a pervert.

  4. MensoMike and FeoLoco don’t exist. I bet they are Republican Malware coded into this site. That’s why they are so easy to defeat. Any third grader can run a Code that can contradict whatever they say. Right Wingers have to come up with better Malware if they want to defend their clueless leader.

    1. It’s an Alberto meet and greet psycho fest. Your problem is you are too stupid and jealous of us. BTW – You don’t exist. You are Alberto the section 8 welfare queen and loser.

  5. Trump lost the Popular Vote by Millions. Won Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan by a total of 70,000 votes. Guess what, Trump believers? That ain’t gonna happen twice. Democrats want someone in the White House with more sense than a 15 year old Teenager. #DumpTheTrump2020. BIDEN/HARRIS2020. Make America Great Again and Dump the Trump!

          1. The orange buffoon fooled you. Why can’t someone else? Evidently you are pretty easy to fool.

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