Biden Tops Trump Nationally by 7 in New NBC / WSJ Poll

A new NBC/WSJ poll gives Joe Biden a 7 point edge over President Trump nationally, 49-42%.

This margin is 2 points lower than the same poll a month ago, that had Biden with a 9 point edge 52-43%

NBC reports in the race for the White House, the NBC News/WSJ poll shows Joe Biden ahead of Trump by 7 points nationally among registered voters, 49 percent to 42 percent.

That’s down from Biden’s 9-point advantage last month, 52 percent to 43 percent, though the change is well within the poll’s margin of error.

Looking inside the overall numbers, Biden’s biggest advantages are with African-American voters (where he leads Trump, 85 percent to 7 percent), Latinos (60 percent to 26 percent), voters ages 18-34 (54 percent to 31 percent), women (56 percent to 35 percent) and whites with a college degree (55 percent to 37 percent).

Trump’s greatest strengths are with white voters (51 percent to 42 percent), men (50 percent to 41 percent) and whites without a college degree (60 percent to 33 percent).

Among independents, Biden is ahead of Trump by just 1 point, 43 percent to 42 percent.

And when the race is reduced to 11 swing states — Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — Biden holds a combined 6-point lead over Trump, 49 percent to 43 percent.

Biden also leads Trump by 9 points on which candidate better handles a crisis (47 percent to 38 percent), and by another 9 points on who would better handle the coronavirus (45 percent to 36 percent).

But Trump leads Biden by 11 points on which candidate better handles the economy (47 percent to 36 percent).