Biden leads Trump by 12 points in voting intention, poll says

According to a poll released by ABC News and The Washington Post, 53% of registered voters would favor Biden, while 41% would support Trump “if the presidential election were today.” EFE / EPA / Jim Lo Scalzo / File

Washington, Oct 11 (EFE) .- The Democratic candidate for the White House, Joe Biden, leads President Donald Trump by 12 points in the intention of popular vote, revealed this Sunday a private poll, with just over three weeks left before the November 3 elections.

According to a poll released by ABC News and The Washington Post, 53% of registered voters would favor Biden, while 41% would support Trump “if the presidential election were today.”

Among likely voters, 54% would support Biden compared to 42% who would support Trump.

The consultation, conducted by telephone between October 6 and 9 to 1,014 adults, focused on the popular vote, not on the state-by-state dispute to obtain at least 270 of the electoral college votes.

Among the most important issues to define their vote, 29% of registered voters who participated in the poll cited the economy, followed by the management of the coronavirus with 15% and crime and security, with 8%.

48% of registered voters said they trust Trump to manage the economy, compared to 47% who prefer Biden, according to the poll, which declared a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

The percentages varied when asked about the strategy to face the coronavirus pandemic, since 55% said they trust Biden, compared to 38% who opted for Trump.

Last August, on the occasion of the National Convention of the Democratic Party, the poll by ABC News and the Post indicated that Biden had 53% of the voting intention of the electorate in general and Trump with 41%.

While among those who indicated that they are sure they would vote, Biden had 54% of the preference and Trump 44%.

In the United States, it is not the ordinary voters who elect the president but the electors assigned to each state. In the Electoral College, 270 votes are needed to win the election.

In the 2016 election, Trump received some 3.2 million fewer citizen votes than his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, but secured victory in enough states to obtain a majority in the Electoral College.


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