Just How Disastrous Are the Latest Polls for Donald Trump? John Cassidy at the New Yorker answers.
The past few days have brought a series of alarming polls for President Donald Trump, including a new national poll from CNN that was released on Tuesday morning, which shows Joe Biden leading him by sixteen points: fifty-seven per cent to forty-one per cent. Another national poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, which was released on Sunday, showed Biden with a fourteen-point lead: fifty-three per cent to thirty-nine per cent. At the state level, a New York Times and Siena College survey of likely voters in Arizona, a state that the Democrats have only carried once since 1948, showed Trump trailing Biden by eight percentage points. This finding came a day after the same polling team released a pair of polls which indicated that Biden has comfortable leads in Florida and Pennsylvania, two key battleground states.
Scriber: “Comfortable” means Biden leads 49–42 in Pennsylvania and 47–42 in Florida.
Results of the first debate are striking.
In the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll forty-nine per cent of respondents said they thought that Biden did a better job, compared to twenty-four per cent for Trump. And, for the first time in this poll since Trump took office, fifty per cent of respondents said that they had a “very negative” view of him.