Poll: Biden has edge on Trump on fighting for the working class

Voters give a small edge to Joe Biden over President Trump when asked which presidential candidate fights more for the working class, 45 percent to 42 percent, respectively, in a new Hill-HarrisX poll. 

Seven percent of voters say neither candidate fights for the working class, and 5 percent do not know.

Hill-HarrisX data also shows a plurality of voters view the Democratic Party over the Republican Party as fighting more for the working class, 46 percent to 36 percent. 

“While the Democratic Party is still seen by voters as the bastion of the working class, Trump’s appeal has always been as a fighter and change agent for the American worker. Therefore Trump is statistically tied with Joe Biden on the question of who will be the president that will fight more for the working class,” Dritan Nesho, lead pollster with HarrisX, told Hill.TV.

“However there are some important differences with 2016: Biden is winning on this question among older and suburban voters, a key battleground in 2020. Trump has made in-roads with educated and middle age voters between 35 and 50 year old. As it stands today the net effect of these changes are in Biden’s favor,” Nesho added.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online Oct. 13-15 among 1,897 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.25 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte

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