Politics Two key polls show Biden tumbling and Trump rising, 49%-46%
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who led President Trump by 12 points just two weeks ago, has seen his lead tumble to just 3 points in the much-watchedsurvey.
In their weekly “White House Watch,” Biden leads Trump, 49%-46%. It was the first time in a month of Rasmussen head-to-head polls that Biden fell below 50%.
The poll echoes another out today, thethat had the race even tighter, 48.1% for Biden to 45.6% for Trump.
The IDB/TIPP poll is often described as one that called the 2016 race. Rasmussen was the one that got the popular vote percentage right between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Trump.
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In the Senate, a poll found Doug Jones may not be doomed after all. And another found Lindsey Graham's race may not be as tight as believed.They have found Biden still holding a commanding lead nationally (though down slightly from last week) and leading in 10 of 12 swing states. But Trump regained a slight polling average lead in Ohio and ate a big chunk out of Biden's leads in Pennsylvania and Minnesota. Trump also erased Biden's gains in Florida from last week, which some Democrats had hoped signaled their nominee was pulling away in the crucial Sunshine State.
Biden’s lead in the IDB/TIPP survey was his smallest.
Helping Trump over the past week was the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, which went well, his back to back to back campaign rallies and news in the conservative media about Biden son Hunter’s controversial emails about winning contracts in countries his father had interests in while Barack Obama’s vice president.
In the Rasmussen poll of 2,500, Trump also had the enthusiasm edge. The analysis said, "Trump earns 82% support among Republicans. Biden has 79% of the Democrat vote and leads by seven among voters not affiliated with either major party. The Democrat had a double-digit lead among unaffiliateds for the two weeks prior to this."
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The week in polls: Trump gains in 9 of 12 swing states, but Biden still leads in 10 of them .
With just eight days to go to Election Day, both national polls and swing state surveys make it clear the race between Trump and Biden is tightening.President Donald Trump gained on his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in national polling averages, and in nine of 12 contested states. But Biden still holds a sizable lead in the national polls and is still ahead of Trump in 10 of the 12 states that could decide the election.