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Poll: Trump trails Biden by 8 points in new national survey

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Forty-seven percent of registered voters in the Sept. 5-8 poll prefer Biden as their candidate for president, a 1 percentage point uptick from the last survey conducted Aug. 29-31.

By contrast, 39 percent of voters say they would chose Trump if the election were held today, a 1 percentage point dip from the previous poll.

Five percent of voters said they'd choose someone else on the ballot, while 4 percent say they do not plan to vote on Election Day.

Seven percent of voters remain unsure.

The survey finds Biden maintaining his lead in the Midwest and among suburbanites.

Forty-seven percent of Midwestern voters said they'd chose Biden over Trump in November, a 4 percentage point gain for Biden.

Trump trailed Biden among suburban voters by 8 points in the Sept. 5-8 survey.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 2,834 registered voters between Sept. 5-8. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.84 percentage points. 

Gabriela Schulte