Former Vice President Joe Biden has a demanding lead over President Donald Trump in a poll released Wednesday.
Quinnipiac’s May poll has Biden leading Trump 50 percent to 39 percent. This includes an 11 percent advantage with Independents and 79 percent advantage with African Americans. Voters expressed more trust in Biden to handle the coronavirus pandemic and health care policy by a wide margin, while trust in handling the economy was a near split between the two. (RELATED: Democrats Top GOP In Digital Fundraising For April)
“What does the 11 point Biden lead tell us? At best for Team Trump, it says voter confidence in President Trump is shaky,” Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy said. “At worst for them, as coronavirus cases rise, Trump’s judgement is questioned—and November looms.”
The Quinnipiac poll, which has a margin of error of 2.7 percent, was conducted from May 14-18 and is based on surveys from 1,323 self-identified registered voters.
The RealClearPolitics average for the presidential election shows Biden with a roughly 5 percent lead over Trump. A Wednesday CNBC poll showed Trump holding a slight lead over Biden in battleground states which included a 9 percent advantage among Independents.