In the latest poll conducted by the NBC News/ Wall Street Journal Poll, the Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, remained stable at a top spot over Republican President Donald Trump nationally.
The survey conducted showed that the former Vice-president remained to have a solid double-digit advantage, 50 percent versus 41 percent, over the incumbent Republican President as registered voters in America views Biden could be the game-changer on national pressing issues - coronavirus, immigration, healthcare, race relations and uniting the country.
Nationally, 60% of voters believe that Trumps’ response to the pandemic that killed more than 170,000 Americans, as of press time, has been an unsuccessful while, one in five agrees that the U.S economy under his leadership maintained its stable footing.
In the last nine polls conducted under the partnership of NBC News/WSJ, Biden has been consistently on the lead over Trump showing 6 to 11 points advantage during the past year. These figures earned different comments from the pollsters who conducted the survey. “Clearly, Biden is in the lead. Clearly, Trump has a lot of problems,” said Democratic pollster, which Republican pollster is quick to stress that the election is not a done deal, especially a majority of voters saying that they are either uncertain or pessimistic that Biden is the right man for the job, “Biden is well-known, but not known well, and people are looking for direction on that,” he said to NBC News.
The voters who favored Senator Kamala Harris joining the Democratic ticket as Biden’s choice for Vice President, comprised of 39%, whereas 35% were not convinced of the decision.
A combined result of the polls showed that in key battleground states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Biden is in charge with a 7-point advantage over Trump, (49% to 42%). However, despite this lead Trump gained the support of all white voters in 49% to 42% votes, whites without college degrees (59 percent to 27 percent) and he remained favored by men in this election race by 47 percent to 43 percent.
Biden, on the other hand, remained a clear favorite of the Black community over with a wide margin of 88% versus 8% in this part of the poll. Latinos see Biden appealing as well, with 57% sided him over Trump’s 31%. For the following populations, Biden has also triumphed over Trump: 1. women (57 percent to 36 percent), 2. seniors (50 percent to 43 percent), 3. Youths (54 percent to 30 percent), and 4. whites with college degrees (58 percent to 35 percent).
On handling the coronavirus, 40% of the voters in this survey approved on the President’s performance while 58% of them think that he lacks leadership in dealing with this matter. The report from NBC showed that 44% of the voters gave him an approval rate while 53% disapproves of his performance. On the economic side of the poll, 22% describe it as excellent or good while 77% see it as either only fair or poor. Under Trump’s administration, 48% of the voters remained positive in his side, while 38% of them thinks that Biden could have been a better choice. The incumbent president earned a double-digit advantage on issues relating to crimes and how he handles it, 43 percent to 39 percent.
American voters gave Biden a thumbs-up for having strong leadership qualities (43 percent to 39 percent), and for projecting positive response on foreign policy (49 percent to 39 percent), immigration (49 percent to 38 percent), health care (50 percent to 34 percent), the coronavirus (49 percent to 33 percent), bringing the country together (49 percent to 26 percent) and race relations (53 percent to 29 percent).
Results revealed that voters, when asked which of these issues are topmost important in selecting a president, picked the economy, bringing the country together, having strong leadership qualities, healthcare, and the coronavirus, as an important factor that fit this current situation. This poll suggests that this election does not concern only on the economy per se, but this is driven by issues that affect American voters directly, such as their health and bringing the country together, among other things as commented by a Democratic pollster of Hart Research Associates.
The two national parties somewhat manifest the same level of interest in the upcoming election, Republicans 85% against 83% of the Democrats.