Biden holds 5-point national lead over Trump: poll

Biden holds 5-point national lead over Trump: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Joe Biden might bring 'unity' – to the Middle East Biden shouldn't let defeating cancer take a backseat to COVID MORE holds a 5-point lead over President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE nationally, according to a weekly poll. 

Forty-eight percent of voters polled said they would vote for the presumptive Democratic nominee, compared to 43 percent who said they would vote for Trump, according to an Economist-YouGov poll conducted this week.

That was in line with Biden's 6-point lead in the same poll last week


Both Biden and Trump have an overwhelming lead with voters of their own party, with 90 percent of Democrats saying they’d vote for Biden and 91 percent of Republicans saying they’d vote for Trump, based on the poll. 

Among independents, Trump has a slim 3-point lead at 42 percent compared to 39 percent, according to the poll. 

Biden has a large lead over Trump with black voters, at 79 percent compared to Trump's 13 percent, based on the poll. Biden also has a lead with Hispanic voters, at 44 percent to 40 percent, whereas Trump has a 6-point lead with white voters at 49 percent to Biden's 43 percent. 

The Economist-YouGov poll was conducted from April 12 to 14 and surveyed 1,166 registered voters. There is a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.