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Politics Biden lead unchanged at 9 points after chaotic presidential debate: Reuters poll

02:00  02 october  2020
02:00  02 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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  Interruptions and Insults: All About the Very Uncivil Tone of the First Presidential Debate Trump repeatedly interrupted and heckled Biden, who responded by calling the President a "clown" and telling him to "shut up"The candidates regularly attacked each other’s character, as Trump repeatedly interrupted and heckled Biden, who responded by calling the President a “clown” and telling him to “shut up.” Moderator Chris Wallace often failed to get the discussion back on track.

President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden have fiercely clashed in one of the most chaotic and Opinion polls suggest Mr Biden has a steady single-digit lead over Mr Trump. But with 35 days until election Reuters . The debate in numbers. 73 timesHow often Trump interrupted Biden .

Biden accused the president of fomenting racist divisions, while Trump swiped at Biden 's support for a 1993 anti-crime bill that led to higher incarceration It seemed he had a few more points to make in conclusion, but Trump interrupted him again and then Wallace announced the debate was over.

By Chris Kahn

a man wearing a suit and tie: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden stops to answer questions as he exits The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware © Reuters/BRENDAN MCDERMID U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden stops to answer questions as he exits The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden maintains a 9-point lead over President Donald Trump after their combative first debate, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling that shows most Americans have settled on their choice for president little more than a month before the Nov. 3 election.

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The first debate between President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. will begin at 9 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday and run for First, the presidential race so far has been an extremely stable affair, with little disrupting Mr. Biden ’s consistent polling lead — not a pandemic, not record joblessness, not mass

The most recent survey, conducted Tuesday through Thursday, found that 50% of likely voters were backing Biden, while 41% said they were voting for Trump. Four percent said they were voting for a third-party candidate and 5% were not sure.

Biden has held the same 9-point advantage in six of the past seven national polls dating back to early September.

The polling indicates that Biden remains an early favorite to win the national popular vote. To win the election, however, a candidate must prevail in enough states to win the Electoral College, and state polls show that Trump is nearly as popular as Biden in many battleground states.

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President Trump constantly interrupted Mr Biden leading to a series of chaotic exchanges in which both men talked over each other. Mr Trump questioning Mr Biden 's intelligence and Mr Biden called President Trump a clown, telling him to be quiet and saying: "Will you shut up, man?"

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Biden has led Trump in most national surveys all year, and his edge among likely voters has not changed despite a number of developments with the potential to shake up the presidential race.

The former vice president's lead remained the same after the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month gave Trump an opportunity to nominate her successor and solidify the court's conservative majority. Biden's margin also did not change after the New York Times reported on the weekend that Trump frequently paid no federal income taxes in the 15 years leading up to his presidency.

The unruly presidential debate on Tuesday in which Trump repeatedly interrupted Biden and the moderator and questioned his rival's intelligence, while Biden called the president a racist and a liar, also did not move the needle.

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Key Points . President Trump and Joe Biden brawled on their first chance to challenge each other face to face. Hardly a minute went by without one of the Biden responded that "the American people have a right to have a say," and that "we should wait" until after the presidential election to select another

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic Biden led Trump in national polling averages ahead of their first presidential debate . The debate begins at 9 p.m. ET.

Eighty-seven percent of likely voters said they were now "completely certain" about their choice for president, according to the poll. Only about 13%, including 10% of likely Democratic voters and 15% of likely Republican voters, appeared to be wavering in their choice.

Among those who are expected to cast ballots in the upcoming election, 51% said they planned to vote before the election, either by mail or in person at early voting locations, and 6% said they had already voted.

The Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll was conducted online, in English, throughout the United States. It gathered responses from 1,314 U.S. adults, including 830 likely voters. It has a credibility interval, a measure of precision, of about 4 percentage points.

(Click here for the full poll results: https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/mkt/azgvoaekovd/Topline%20Reuters%20General%20Election%20Tracker%2010%2001%202020.pdf)

(Reporting by Chris Kahn; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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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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