While Trump this morning touted the disputed Republican approval ratings showing him with 96% support in his own party, the Monmouth poll reveals that Biden has more support than the president, at least in Pennsylvania.
Ninety-three percent of Pennsylvania Democrats polled support Biden, while 84 percent of Pennsylvania Republicans surveyed support Trump. Among the independent voters polled, Biden leads Trump by a margin of 21 points – 54% to 33%.
In countries where the profit margin of either candidate was less than 10 percentage points in 2016, Biden leads Trump from 54% to 35%.
“Even taking into account any polling error from four years ago, Biden is clearly doing well in the swing zones. The Democrat has roots in this region that can help him, but there seems to be an overall erosion of support for Trump compared to 2016, “said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, in a press release.
Biden also outperforms Trump with respondents under the age of 50 (60% to 29%) and those surveyed who are 65 and older (52% to 42%). Trump has the advantage with white voters without a university degree surveyed (55% to 39%), as well as with voters aged 50 to 64 reached by the survey (56% to 43%).
While Trump continues to attack the Black Lives Matter movement and defend the Confederate flag, Biden leads the incumbent 76% to 16% among respondents who are black, Hispanic, Asian or other racial groups.
The Monmouth University poll was conducted by telephone July 9-13 with 401 registered voters in Pennsylvania. The results of the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.
Monmouth’s results are similar to a June New York Times / Siena Pennsylvania poll, which found that Biden led Trump 50% to 40% among registered voters.