Though Trump has improved his standing compared to the last poll, the race has still been remarkably steady, with Biden leading comprehensively.
Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, enters the final week of the 2020 election with a lead of 12 percentage points over President Trump, said the CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. As per the polls, 54 percent of likely voters are backing Biden while 42 percent favor Trump.
In CNN”s last national poll, President Trump trailed by 16 points. Though Trump has improved his standing compared to the last poll, the race has still been remarkably steady. “Biden has held a lead in every CNN poll on the matchup since 2019, and he has held a statistically significant advantage in every high-quality national poll since the spring,” the CNN said.
“All of the data point to an election that is a referendum on an unpopular president, and a sizable share of both candidates’ supporters are making their decisions based on their feelings about Trump,” who has an approval rating of 42 points.
CNN added: “Biden’s lead nationally is wider than any presidential candidate has held in more than two decades in the final days of the campaign.”
According to CNN Poll, among those who have already voted (64% Biden to 34% Trump) or who plan to vote early but had not yet done so at the time they were interviewed (63% Biden to 33% Trump), “Biden holds nearly two-thirds support. Trump leads 59% to 36%, though, among those who say they plan to vote on Election Day.”
The poll also suggests that only about 4 in 10 Americans say things are going well in the country right now (39%). “That figure has only dipped lower twice in reelection years since 1980: In 1992 (35% going well) and in 1980 (32% going well),” CNN said.
Biden maintains an advantage over Trump in several aspects: the candidate more likely to unite the country (60% Biden to 34% Trump), who is more honest and trustworthy (54% to 37%), who cares about people like you (54% to 40%) and who will keep Americans safe from harm (52% to 45%). Likely voters are divided, though, over which candidate has the stamina and sharpness to be president (47% say Trump does, 46% Biden). Trump has targeted Biden over the last point, with focus on his age and mental health.