Poll: Biden holds narrowed 7-point lead over Trump post-conventionsSeptember 2, 2020
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds a 7-point advantage over President Donald Trump two months out from the November election, according to a poll conducted in the days after the Republican National Convention.
And while the former vice president still maintains support from at least half of registered voters surveyed, his once double-digit lead in the White House race has diminished by 5 points this summer.
A USA Today/Suffolk University poll published Tuesday reports that 50 percent of voters prefer Biden and 43 percent favor Trump. The June version of the same survey showed Biden ahead of Trump by 12 points, 53-41 percent.
The latest polling results come after the conclusion of Republicans’ nominating convention last week, when Trump excoriated Biden as beholden to the “radical left” wing of the Democratic Party and warned that the “American way of life” would be destroyed were he not reelected.
Biden’s campaign aides have insisted in recent days that they expected a tightening of the race as the general election campaign enters its final stretch, pointing to the political polarization of the country’s electorate.
The USA Today/Suffolk University poll was conducted Aug. 28-31, surveying 1,000 registered voters. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.