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Biden leads Trump by 10 points in pre-election poll

Washington: 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads U.S. President Donald Trump by ten %age points nationally, according to a new poll released on Sunday.

Biden’s support stands at 52 % to Trump’s 42 % among national registered voters, the NBC News and Wall Street Journal poll showed as Election Day is just two days away.

This final pre-election poll found that Biden was ahead of Trump by 6 points, 51 % to 45 %, in 12 combined battleground states, namely Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

The poll, which was conducted from Oct. 29 to 31, also showed that Biden had the advantage over Trump among Black voters (87 % to 5 %), young voters ages between 18 and 34 (60 % to 32 %), seniors (58 % to 35 %), women (57 % to 37 %), whites with college degrees (56 % to 41 %) and independents (51 % to 36 %).

Trump, however, maintained the edge among white voters (51 % to 45 %) and whites without degrees (58 % to 37 %).

The poll found that 57 % of voters disprove Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, while 55 % in the poll approve his administration’s dealing with the economy.

The poll was released as both presidential candidates making last-ditch effort to secure ballots in battleground states. Biden would visit Pennsylvania on Sunday, as Trump had planned five rallies in five key states — Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

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