Biden Takes 16-Point Lead Over Trump in New Poll as President Tweets He’s ‘Feeling Great’

Trump says he’s still planning to debate Biden next week

by Robert J. Shiller
Market Watch

Vice President Joe Biden has taken a 16-point lead over President Donald Trump in a new national poll of likely voters, as Trump says he’s “feeling great” after returning to the White House from Walter Reed hospital.

Biden’s lead in the CNN poll was 57% to 41%, in a survey taken after the first presidential debate and mostly after Trump’s COVID-19 infection was made public. Taken together with other polls, including an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showing a 14-percentage-point Biden lead after the debate but before Trump’s diagnosis was known, Biden’s lead is a smaller — though still significant — 9.2 percentage points in the latest RealClearPolitics average. In an average of top battleground states, Biden’s lead is just over 4 points.

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