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World President Donald Trump Cuts Joe Biden's Lead in Half Ahead of First Presidential Debate: Poll

02:18  25 september  2020
02:18  25 september  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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With the first U.S. presidential debate of 2020 expected to occur on Tuesday, polling data released Thursday showed President Donald Trump gaining on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Biden is ahead of Trump nationwide by an average of 7 points according to RealClearPolitics. How Biden performs during the debates could be a determining factor in how some voters cast their ballots. Trump has called Biden mentally unfit to run the U.S. and called his performance during the Democratic debates "a disaster." Biden said in September he was "looking forward" to debating the president.

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Joe Biden has made significant gains in states Donald Trump won handily in 2016. In Iowa, where Mr. Biden is ahead of Mr. Trump , 45 percent to 42 percent, he is up among women by 14 In Georgia, where the two candidates are tied at 45 percent, Mr. Biden leads among women by 10 points.

Biden kept his lead in the polls . Even Biden ' s own party started to get nervous, with talks about the " President Trump really thrives in that environment and is going to do a great job in the debates Behind in the polls , the debate offer Donald Trump a chance to change the narrative of the election.

In a Yahoo News/YouGov poll, 45 percent of registered voters in the U.S. plan on voting for Biden. President Trump had the support of 40 percent of those surveyed. When the question was presented by the poll to voters earlier this month, Biden led by 49 percent while President Trump garnered 39 percent.

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WASHINGTON — Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden continues to lead President Donald Trump in national polling , besting the president by 9 points in a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll . The survey released Sunday found that 50% of those polled would vote for Biden

Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump by double-digits among registered voters, according to a Joe Biden launches his first general election TV ads. The poll , released Wednesday, shows the former vice president ahead of Trump by 14 points, a margin that mirrors CNN' s poll earlier The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee continues to lead in support from Black and Latino

More than half of voters surveyed, 54 percent, plan on watching the first debate between Biden and Trump. Another 26 percent said they would not watch, while 20 percent of the voters surveyed said they were not sure.

Interest among voters in the 2020 presidential debates as opposed to the debates during 2016, when Trump ran against Hillary Clinton, is only slightly higher. While 39 percent of the people surveyed said they more interested in the debates between Trump and Biden, 37 percent said their level of interest in the debates was the same as it was during Trump's first presidential campaign.

Newsweek reached out to the campaigns of both Biden and Trump for comment.

The Yahoo News/YouGov poll was conducted from a pool of 1,284 registered voters and carried a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percent.

In a September interview with Fox & Friends, President Trump said he was preparing to debate Biden by holding in-person campaign events across the country. Because of the threat of spreading the coronavirus, Biden's in-person campaign appearances have been few.

"I've been all over the place," Trump said, "and I watch this guy sitting home, and I think, maybe I'm doing it wrong."

Trump has also called for Biden to take a drug test before the presidential debates.

"He's taking something, or taking something that gives him some clarity," Trump said, adding that he would also be willingly be tested for drugs.

During a fundraiser in September, Biden said the debate would afford him the opportunity to hold President Trump "accountable."

"I think I know how to handle bullies," Biden said. "We'll find out."

Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio is expected to host the first debate between Trump and Biden in September. Fox News anchor Chris Wallace is slated to be the sole moderator of the event.

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Joe Biden keeps his mask on through Michigan event .
Joe Biden said in Michigan Friday that he was praying for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as he encouraged Americans to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 'Jill and I pray that they will make a quick and full recovery,' Biden said. 'This is not a matter of politics. It is a bracing reminder for all of us that we must take this virus seriously. It is not going away.' After Biden and his wife Jill tested negative for the coronavirus Friday morning, the former vice president took off to the key swing state of Michigan to give a speech, where he kept a mask on the whole time.

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