The 2020 presidential race between Joe Biden and President Trump is closing up according to a new poll – with Biden’s national lead dropping to just 5 percent and a much closer 3-percent margin in the battleground states.
The results of the IBD/TIPP tracking poll, which was released Saturday, energized President Trump’s hope for reelection, even if he fails to win the popular vote with the survey by Investor’s Business Daily saying, “Biden has a narrow 3-point edge in swing states, those six states decided by less than 2 points in 2016.”
Democratic presidential nominee; Biden has 49.5 percent likely voters support nationwide in the poll, in relation to 44.7 percent for President Trump, a 4.8 percent stay ahead, and this is outside its 3.2 percent margin of error.
The incumbent President gained almost a full percentage point on Biden from the poll’s Friday measurement, which showed the Democrat with a 5.6 percent leading margin with the survey seeing a consistent but see-sawing Biden lead in recent weeks, with Trump only 2 points behind on Oct. 20.
With Biden scooping large vote totals in all blue regions like the northeast and the West Coast, his national leadership could be unsure. For instance, in the midwestern swing states that were once strong Democrat grounds and which Trump failed completely in 2016 Biden leads by only 2 percent points, according to the survey.
Moreover, President Trump has made obvious improvements over his 2016 support among black and Hispanic voters. The poll showed Trump with 48 percent of the Latino vote, right behind Biden’s 50 percent, and 13 percent of the African-American support, an impressive gain over the 8 percent who voted for him in 2016.
The IBD/TIPP poll, one of the most accurate of the 2016 presidential election, saw Hillary Clinton with a 1-percent lead over President Trump on the final weekend before 2016 Election Day.
IBD/TIPP POLL RESULTS
National: Biden 49.5% Trump 46.3%
Midwest: Trump 46.3% Biden 48.4%
Northeast: Trump 34.6% Biden 57.3%
South: Trump 49% Biden 45.6%
West: Trump 43.5% Biden 51%
source: IBD/TIPP tracking poll, Oct. 31