Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump in a new national poll that shows a reversal in the race amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Forty-four percent of respondents in the USA Today–Suffolk University poll said they backed the former vice president, while 38 percent said they supported Trump.
The last USA Today–Suffolk poll showed Trump leading Biden by 3 points in December. Biden was in the middle of a crowded presidential primary late last year, while Trump was dealing with the House impeachment inquiry into his past conversations with the president of Ukraine.
The latest survey also found that majorities of respondents did not view either Biden of Trump as strong leaders. Forty-five percent of those polled described the president as a “strong leader,” while 52 percent said the term did not describe him. Forty-three percent said the term described Biden, while 47 percent said it did not.
Meanwhile, 57 percent of respondents said Biden “cares about people like me,” compared to only 39 percent who said the same about Trump.