Biden’s Lead Over Trump Widens to 15 Points in ABC/W. Post Poll
A supporter holds campaign signs for former Vice President Joe Biden outside a polling station in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S. (Photographer: Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg)

Biden’s Lead Over Trump Widens to 15 Points in ABC/W. Post Poll

Democrat Joe Biden has a 15 percentage point lead over President Donald Trump and is up by 10 points among likely voters, in a ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday.

Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic remains a key issue for voters.

The former vice president had support of 55% among registered voters to Trump’s 40% in the survey, which was conducted July 12-15. In an earlier ABC/Post poll from late May Biden was leading by 10 points.

Among likely voters Biden’s lead was 10 points, 54% to 44%, ABC News reported. Trump’s job approval was at 39%, down from 45% in May.

The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points among the 845 registered voters polled.

The RealClearPoliltics compilation of recent polls, which was updated to include the ABC/Post survey, shows Biden up 8.8 points. The data point used for the compilation was that of likely voters.

Voters said they trusted Biden to handle the pandemic over Trump by a 20-point margin, 54% to 34%. In March the pair were virtually tied on that issue.

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