Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump by 9 points nationally with the less than three months before the 2020 election, according to an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll released on Sunday.
The survey, published just a day ahead of the start of the Democratic National Convention, showed that 50 percent of registered voters favor the former vice president, while just 41 percent say they’d vote for Trump. The findings represent little shift in public sentiment from a similar poll conducted in July that showed Biden with an 11-point advantage over Trump.
The new survey was released just days after Biden selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to be his running mate and as the U.S. continues to weather challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden carries double-digit advantages over Trump on handling issues such as the coronavirus and health care. Forty-nine percent of voters said Biden was better suited to handle the current health crisis, while just 33 percent said the same of Trump. Meanwhile, Biden leads Trump by 24 percentage points on handling race relations.
Voters said Trump was better equipped to handle the economy and crime, however, according to the poll.