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Trump At 48% Approval, Biden Leading Democrats: Poll

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President Donald Trump is at 48% approval, and former Vice President Joe Biden is leading among Democratic White House candidates, an NBC/SurveyMonkey poll released Friday revealed.

The poll asked respondents questions about Trump’s job, the economy, the environment, health care, and immigration among other top issues in the presidential race. (RELATED: Trump Scores Personal Best Approval Rating Of 44% In New Poll)

Sixty-eight percent of respondents found the economy to be in good standing. When it came to political issues, 22% replied that immigration mattered most to them, with 21% trailing closely behind, saying health care and the economy were most important.

As the second round of presidential debates comes closer, the poll showed Biden in the lead at 25% of respondents saying they would vote for him if a Democratic primary or caucus was held today; Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren came in at 16%.

BETTENDORF, IOWA - JULY 16: Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during the AARP and The Des Moines Register Iowa Presidential Candidate Forum on July 16, 2019 in Bettendorf, Iowa. Twenty democratic presidential candidates are participating in the AARP and Des Moines Register candidate forums that will feature four candidates per forum that are being to be held in cities across Iowa over five days. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Twenty democratic presidential candidates are participating in the AARP and Des Moines Register candidate forums that will feature four candidates per forum that are being to be held in cities across Iowa over five days. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris came in at 14%, followed by South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 8%.

Thirty-two percent somewhat disapproved of how Congress is performing, and 43% strongly disapproved.

The poll was conducted between July 2 and 16 “among 13,553 registered voters with an error estimate of plus or minus 1.2 percentage points,” according to NBC, and among 5,548 Democratic-leaning and Democratic registered voters, “the margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.”

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