WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- The latest national poll has warning signs for President Donald Trump as former Vice President Joe Biden and other top Democratic presidential hopefuls lead the Republican president in head-to-head matchups.
- On Tuesday, the Quinnipiac University public opinion survey found Biden getting 53 percent against 40 percent for Trump, describing it as a “landslide” margin by the poll’s assistant director.
- Other Democratic candidates also lead Trump: Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is up by 9 points, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is ahead by 8 and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) leading by 7.
The latest Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday found Joe Biden leads President Trump by 13 points in the national level.
The poll, which was conducted from June 6 to June 10, showed the former vice president taking 53 percent against 40 percent for Trump. The double-digit lead was described as a “landslide” margin by the poll’s assistant director.
“It’s a long 17 months to Election Day, but Joe Biden is ahead by landslide proportions,” Tim Malloy said.
Five other presidential hopefuls from the Democrat party also lead Trump. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is up by 9 points, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is ahead by 8 and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) leading by 7.
The poll also found Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) lead Trump by 5 points, with each posting a 47 to 42 split, The Hill reported.
Biden, whose lead is hugely driven by the gender gap, leads Trump 47 percent to 46 among men and 60 to 34 percent among women.
White voters are split evenly between the two candidates, with the president getting 47 percent and Biden taking 46. But Biden has a huge lead among black voters — 85 to 12 — and 58 to 33 among Hispanics.
Both Trump and Biden exceeds 90 percent support from within their own parties, but for Biden, the independents break by a 58 to 28 margin.
For a general election, the national polls are not the best indicator, especially in the swing states. Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin will be the primary battlegrounds in the 2020 elections.
Trump made history by becoming the first Republican candidate since 1988 to win in all three states. According to The Hill, if the rest of the 2016 map stays the same but Democrats are able to win those back, they’ll win the Electoral College.
The latest Quinnipiac survey has some good news for the president, showing that his job approval is on the rise.
“The Trump bump to 42 percent job approval is nothing to sniff at. It’s one point shy of the best Quinnipiac University survey number ever for President Trump,” Malloy said.
Voters’ optimism about the economy boosted Trump’s job approval.
Source: The Hill