The US President has been gearing up his campaign for the November 3 presidential election. Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden has been heavily tipped to win 2020’s contentious election in most polls released this year.
In the New York Times/Siena College poll released on Wednesday, Biden enjoys his biggest lead yet.
The nationwide poll suggests that Biden leads Trump 50 percent to 36 percent.
The 14 point difference is the largest lead Biden has seen over Trump this year.
It suggests that Biden is making inroads into Trump voting demographics, such as rustic and swing states.
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More specifically, Biden is leading by 22 points among American women, where as with men he only has a three point lead.
Biden is effectively tied with Trump or ahead in every age and ethnic group.
In a surprising twist, among independent voters Biden is seeing a 21 point lead over Trump.
Trump’s only lead in polling against Biden comes from registered Republicans and white non-college educated voters, where he holds a 19 point lead over Biden.
It is important to note that national polls are not always accurate of actual results, with 2016 seeing Clinton lead Trump for the majority of the election cycle only to lose.
Trump won some swing states by a fractions in 2016, which could be repeated in 2020.
The Trump campaign has also responded to the poll, claiming it surveyed registered voters instead of those likely to vote.
Polls conducted closer to Election Day use a different base of participants to ones conducted earlier in the year.
Trump campaign spokesperson Ken Farnaso said: “2016 proved that the president’s ability to connect with the American people is unmatched.”
Some hope remains in the figures for Trump: His approval ratings on economic issues continue to stay steady, with polling placing it at 50 percent approval.
However, his handling of criminal justice has seen 39 percent support, and his coronavirus response has seen 38 percent.
One of the biggest trouble spots for the president is polling on his handling of the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd: Only 29 percent support the president’s response to the protests.
Trump has recently attempted to kickstart his campaign with rallies, with Saturday’s Tulsa rally drawing criticism for it’s gathering in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden, however, has stayed mostly confined to his Delaware home, with the exception of some small fundraiser events in Delaware and Philadelphia.