Biden leads Trump on law and order, coronavirus: poll

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Joe BidenJoe Biden’s Defense Overnight: Critics Continue to Sweep Trump Over His Alleged Comments on Fallen Troops Trump Says He Won’t Cut Stars and Stripes Funding Trump Tears Media Over Soft Treatment of Biden: Questions “Intended for a child ”Poll: 2 in 3 voters say it is“ likely ”that people will lie in political polls READ MORE tracks President TrumpDonald John TrumpDHS will call white supremacists “most persistent and deadly threat” to the United States: Buttigieg report criticizes Trump for his comments on fallen soldiers: “He must think we are all suckers “White House tells federal agencies to quash” divisions “in racial sensitivity training: report READ MORE by 7 points in a new nationwide poll that finds the Democratic candidate significantly outperforms the president on coronavirus and violence in U.S. cities.The latest Harvard CAPS-Harris poll of probable voters finds Biden at 49% and Trump at 42%, a run slightly closer than the same poll in July, when Biden held a 10-point lead.

The likely 9% of voters who say they don’t know who they will vote for lean towards Trump by a 58-42% margin. When those leaning voters are included, Biden’s national lead decreases from 7 points to 6 points.

Trump is seen as the best candidate on the economy by a small margin. Biden is considered the top contender in almost everything else, from coronavirus to race, police, public order and China.

“The race has definitely tightened, while Biden maintains a significant but small lead,” said Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll manager. Mark PennMark PennBiden Leads Trump on Law and Order, Coronavirus: Poll Majority Expects to See Coronavirus Vaccine in 2021: Poll 9 out of 10 voters say civil unrest is key issue in race to the presidential: poll PLUS. “Seniors are a new battleground as Trump is failing with seniors and suburban women. Biden is the merger candidate, while Trump is Mr. fix-the-economy. Trump has improved his professional performance in almost every area, but lags significantly behind the virus.

The overall approval rating for the president’s job fell from 43% to 46%, with 54% overall saying they disapprove. Among independents, Trump’s job approval rating is 42 positives and 58 negatives.

Trump’s handling of the coronavirus continues to be a major issue for him with the election just 60 days away.

Fifty-seven percent of voters say Biden is the preferred candidate to pull the country out of the coronavirus.

Fifty-eight percent say Trump has done a poor job of managing the pandemic, while 62 percent credit their state governors for doing a good job. Only 35% of independents say Trump has done a good job tackling the epidemic.

Fifty-six percent said Trump failed to stop the spread of the virus early on.

Trump has tried to reshape the campaign in recent weeks to focus on the destructive elements of the racial justice protests, saying he is the best candidate for law and order and accusing Democratic officials of allowing their cities from being overrun by criminals.

But the Harvard CAPS-Harris poll found that 58% of voters say Biden would do a better job of reducing violence in cities and 57% say he would do better to tackle civil unrest. Fifty-nine percent say Biden is better equipped to tackle the nation’s race and law enforcement issues. By a 54-46 margin, Biden leads Trump on the establishment of law and order. Biden is seen as the best-equipped candidate to bring the country together by a 61-39 margin.

A plurality, 26%, blame Trump for the rise in violence in American cities, followed by 20% who blame police brutality and 20% who blame leftist agitators.

About 3 in 4 voters say they are concerned about the increase in crime in US cities, and 50% say they are concerned about the increase in crime in their own neighborhoods.

Sixty-seven percent say they believe Republicans oppose violence in cities, compared to 55 percent who say the same of Democrats.

Sixty-eight percent have a favorable opinion of the police and 52 percent seriously consider the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Civil unrest has become a big problem in the country, although it is lining up behind the virus and the economy, and politicians could therefore abuse it,” Penn said.

“Nine in 10 expect this to be a problem and police support has increased to almost 7 in 10, while Black Lives Matter’s favor is about half,” he said. added. “Most see the police as being treated unfairly by the media, but most also see America as a racist country. Attitudes towards all of this are changing a lot, as the public wants both a tough prosecution and police reform.

The economy is a positive point for the president.

A majority of voters approve of the work Trump is doing to boost jobs and the economy.

Fifty-three percent say they trust Trump over Biden to fix the economy.

The United States added 1.4 million jobs in August, according to Department of Labor data released Friday, marking the fourth consecutive month of job gains and declining unemployment since the coronavirus lockdown.

The unemployment rate is 8.4% in August, down from 10.2% in July, the first time the unemployment rate has fallen below 10% since March. The unemployment rate peaked at 14.7% in April, when more than 20 million Americans lost their jobs.

Yet 58 percent say the economy is on the wrong track and 59 percent described the economy as weak or very weak.

A plurality, 42%, say they expect a recession in the next six months, compared to 30% who say it will improve.

“There is a slight improvement in the economy as attitudes have improved, but most still see it as weak and expect the virus to be with us for a long time, so they are not optimistic in their prospects, ”Penn said. “President Trump, however, is leading on who could fix it, but the economy is the second problem behind the virus. A vaccine could shake up the economy and the political scene.

The Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll online survey of 1,604 registered voters was conducted from August 31 to September 2. This is a collaboration between the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and The Harris Poll. The Hill will work with Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll throughout 2020.

The full survey results will be posted online later this week. The survey is an online sample taken from the Harris panel and weighted to reflect known demographics. As a representative online sample, it does not report a probability confidence interval.



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