According to a survey, 51% of voters would vote for Biden if the election were today; in Trump, 43% Image: Drew Angerer and Sarah Silbiger / Getty Images / AFP
Former Vice President and Democratic candidate for president of the United States, Joe Biden, maintained his leadership over President Donald Trump in the new survey by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. According to the survey, about 51% of registered voters in the country would vote for Biden if the election were today, compared to 43% who would support Trump.
Biden’s eight percentage point advantage over Trump was similar to last month’s survey, 9 percentage points. In July, the difference between the two candidates was 11 points. Biden has been leading polls by six or more points throughout the year.
The Wall Street Journal / NBC News poll was conducted with 1,000 voters between September 13 and 16 – before the death of Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg last Friday (18). In addition to this factor, the three presidential debates can influence voters in the last weeks of the campaign. The first is scheduled for September 29.
For now, most voters say they are determined about their choices, with more than 70% saying the debates will be of little importance to them, including 44% who say they will not influence their choice at all, a record since 2000.
“Simply put: in 2020, the foundations of our country were shaken to the core, while the foundations of the election were not,” said Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt, who conducted the poll with Republican Bill McInturff.
Attention to the campaign was already at a record high before the battle expected to replace Judge Ginsburg. A record 75% of voters in the poll rated their interest in the election at 10 on a 10-point scale.