New Quinnipiac Poll Has Biden Leading Trump By Double Digit Margin

A new poll from Quinnipiac has former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Trump by a massive 11 point margin.

Biden garners 50% of the vote compared to 39% for Trump.

This is a 3 point gain from their April 8th poll, that had Biden up by 8%.

From Quinnipiac:

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Trump 50 – 39 percent in a head-to-head matchup in the election for president, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll of registered voters released today. That’s up from the 49 – 41 percent lead Biden held in an April 8th national poll, but the change is within the margin of error. Democrats go to Biden 88 – 5 percent, Republicans go to Trump 87 – 8 percent, and independents go to Biden 47 – 36 percent.

“What does the 11 point Biden lead tell us? At best for Team Trump, it says voter confidence in President Trump is shaky. At worst for them, as coronavirus cases rise, Trump’s judgement is questioned – and November looms,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.

TRUMP JOB APPROVALS

More than two months into the coronavirus crisis in the U.S., President Trump’s job approval rating ticks lower. 42 percent of voters approve of the job President Trump is doing, while 53 percent disapprove. That’s compared to a 45 – 51 percent job approval rating he received in April, his highest ever.

On the president’s response to the coronavirus, 41 percent of voters approve and 56 percent disapprove. That is down from a 46 – 51 percent approval rating in April.

On the president’s handling of the economy, 50 percent approve while 47 percent disapprove, compared to a 51 – 44 percent approval in April.

On his handling of healthcare, although underwater, the president receives his highest approval rating ever, a negative 41 – 54 percent. In April he received a negative 39 – 54 percent approval.

TRUMP VS. BIDEN

Voters are split on who they think would do a better job handling the economy, with 48 percent saying Biden and 47 percent saying Trump. In April, Trump led Biden on this question 49 – 44 percent.

Voters also say 57 – 37 percent that Biden would do a better job than Trump handling health care compared to 53 – 40 percent in April.

Biden outscores Trump on honesty, good leadership skills, and caring about average Americans. Voters say:

  • Biden is honest 47 – 41 percent, while Trump is not honest 62 – 34 percent;
  • Biden has good leadership skills 51 – 40 percent, while Trump does not 58 – 40 percent;
  • Biden cares about average Americans 61 – 30 percent, while Trump does not 56 – 42 percent.