Biden’s lead over Trump shrinks to just 3 points nationally

by Peter Heck · Aug 10th, 2020 8:19 am

Last Updated Aug 11th, 2020 at 1:23 am

With fewer than three months before the 2020 presidential election, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has seen his once-formidable polling advantage over incumbent Republican President Trump shrink to just 3 points.

Two new polls, one released by Hill-HarrisX and the other by Rasmussen Reports, showed Biden's lead just outside the margin of error. The Hill-HarrisX poll showed Biden leading 43%-40%, while Rasmussen reported a 48%-45% advantage for the former vice president.

The three-point margin is a dramatically slimmer margin than the lead Biden held at the end of June. As coronavirus cases were spiking throughout the Sun Belt, the presumptive Democratic nominee held a 10.2% lead over Trump, according to the Real Clear Politics poll average.

A Restoration PAC poll that was released the same day as the Hill-HarrisX and Rasmussen polls also shows the president tightening the race in key Rust Belt states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania – all vital pieces in winning an electoral college majority.


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