BIDEN LEADS TRUMP BY 13% IN LATEST SURVEY

In what may well be the US electorate’s only chance to tell US President Donald Trump that he will be fired in November 2020, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has opened up a 13-point lead over Trump - the widest margin this year - according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll as Americans grow more critical of Trump over the coronavirus pandemic and protests against police brutality.


In the June 10-16 poll, 48% of registered voters said they would back Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, in the November 3 election, while 35% said they would support Trump, Chris Kahn wrote for Reuters late on June 17, 2020.

Biden’s advantage is the biggest recorded by the Reuters/Ipsos poll since Democrats began their state nominating contests this year to pick their party’s nominee to challenge Trump in November. A similar CNN poll from earlier this month showed Biden with a 14-point lead over Trump among registered voters.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll also showed that 57% of US adults disapproved of Trump’s performance in office, while just 38% approved, marking Trump’s lowest approval rating since November, when Congress was conducting its impeachment inquiry into the Republican president. In a clear warning sign for Trump, his own support base appears to be eroding. Republicans’ net approval of Trump is down 13 points from March to June, declining every month in that span.

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