The US Polls: Biden Remains in the Lead, Voters More Confident
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden holds a 10 percent lead over Republican President Donald Trump, according to the American news channel CBS following a poll.
More Americans also indicate that they have already made a final choice compared to a previous poll.
If the elections are held now, Biden can count on 52 percent of the vote, according to the CBS poll. About 42 percent would vote for Trump.
The economy is the central theme for voters, followed by health care, the corona pandemic and the massive protests against racism and excessive police violence.
Of those who identify as Democrats, 40 percent say Biden isn’t campaigning enough. This is no less than half of the independent voters.
Of Americans who say they will vote for Biden, 87 percent say his or her support for the Democrat is “powerful.” In August, this was the case for 82 percent of both Biden’s and Trump’s supporters. 84 percent of Trump’s supporters say they support the Republican candidate “very strongly.”
In Wisconsin, a swing state with two large progressive cities (Milwaukee and Madison) but also a large, predominantly white rural population and some white suburbs, Biden leads with a 6 percent lead.
Among white women in Wisconsin, Biden has a 9 percent lead, far more than the 2 percent lead Hillary Clinton had among that group in 2016.
The poll is based on responses from nearly 2,500 registered voters across the country and about 1,000 voters in Wisconsin. Nationally, the poll could be off by 2.4 percent, in Wisconsin a margin of error of 3.7 points applies.