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

01:06  25 september  2020
01:06  25 september  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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US President Donald Trump has called for himself and Democratic challenger Joe Biden to submit to drug tests before their first debate next month. Mr Trump told the Washington Examiner he had noticed a sudden improvement in Mr Biden ' s performance in the Democratic TV debates .

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.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump is closing the gap against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, according to a poll released Thursday. © Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty President Donald Trump is closing the gap against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, according to a poll released Thursday.

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.

Trump won Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin in 2016, but Biden leads in polls . Former Vice President Joe Biden is ahead of President Donald Trump in the core battleground states of Arizona, Florida A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows Biden ahead of Trump , 46% to

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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While Biden has led Trump in almost every Ipsos poll this year, his advantage this week is the largest in When you look at the polls in May before the protests started, Biden was ahead by a 47% to 42 In other words, Biden ' s lead over Trump this past week was double what it was a month ago in

Trump and Biden will face-off in three debates before November 3. The first will happen Tuesday in Donald Trump insisted Thursday he is at a 'tremendous disadvantage' in the presidential The president has done several one -on- one interviews with the 'Fox News Sunday' host who is known for

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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Suffolk/USA TODAY Poll: Biden's lead over Trump holding in battleground Arizona as voters see US on wrong track .
A new poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump in Arizona and Democrat Mark Kelly leading GOP Sen. Martha McSally.The same statewide poll found Democrat Mark Kelly with a commanding lead over Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., suggesting Democrats in the state could sweep the top two races for the first time since 1944.

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