Politics Poll: Biden holds 4-point lead nationwide ahead of Election Day
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Millions voted in an election between Trump and Biden to determine how the US responds to COVID-19 pandemic, bolsters the economy and heals divisions.Millions turned out to polls for an election that will determine how to respond to a pandemic that has killed a quarter of a million Americans, bolster an economy that has taken a beating from the virus and heal deep divisions over racial injustice.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump by 4 percentage points nationally among both registered voters and likely voters according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll.
Forty-six percent of registered voters in the Oct. 25-28 survey say they'd cast their ballots for Biden if the election were held today, the same support the former vice president garnered in.
By contrast, 42 percent of registered voters said they would vote for Trump.
The survey found 49 percent of likely voters said they'd choose Biden as their preferred presidential candidate while 45 percent of likely voters said the same of Trump.
The final week in polls: Trump eats into Biden's leads in Arizona, North Carolina, Nevada and Pennsylvania
The final polls show the race between Trump and Biden has tightened since mid-October, both nationally and in the critical battleground states.Biden's lead in USA TODAY's average of averages, which is based on data from RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight, reached double-digits on Oct. 12, but has since fallen back to a 7.5-percentage point lead. That leaves him back roughly in the same position USA TODAY found him in its first poll roundup on Sept. 28, when his polling average lead over Trump was 7.2 points.
"Biden remains ahead in our poll and is capturing the segment of undecided voters who are more likely to vote, giving him a five-point lead in the horserace," Dritan Nesho, lead pollster at HarrisX, told Hill.TV.
"Biden's strength is coming from suburban voters, in particular women and retirees, who have moved away from Trump and do not support him to the same extent as they did in 2016," Nesho added.
The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,824 registered voters and among 2,359 likely voters. It has a margin of error of 1.85 percentage points and 2 percentage points.
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