A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows that Joe Biden holds a 11-point lead over trump.
The survey was conducted of 1,000 registered voters and 53 percent of them said they want to vote for Biden, 42 percent of votes go to trump. in the previous NBC/WSJ poll, Biden held a 14-point lead over trump 53 to 39 percent.
Biden now holds impressive leads among major demographic groups, including a 91 to 4 percent advantage among Black voters and a 62 to 26 percent edge among Hispanics. He also holds a strong lead among independent voters, who support him by a 46 to 39 percent margin in the poll.
Another troubling sign for Trump in the poll is voters’ perception of the president’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Just 41 percent say he has done a good job, an increase of 1 centage point since the last NBC/WSJ poll. In addition, 46 percent of respondents said that Trump’s actions in response to COVID-19 could hurt the overall health of the country.
Half of voters also told pollsters that they are better off than they were four years ago. Fewer are optimistic about the state of the country in general, however, with 58 percent now saying the country is worse off than it was before Trump took office.
NBC/WSJ’s poll was conducted between Oct. 9-12, with a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.