Poll: Biden holds 4-point national lead over Trump

Poll: Biden holds 4-point national lead over Trump
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWoman accused of trying to sell Pelosi laptop to Russians arrested Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil MORE has a 4-point lead over President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE ahead of the 2020 general election, according to a new Economist/YouGov tracking poll released Wednesday.

Biden gets the support of 46 percent of registered voters in the poll, while Trump trails behind at 42 percent. Another 4 percent of registered voters said they would vote for someone else, and 5 percent said they are unsure.

The poll is relatively consistent from last week’s tracking poll, which showed Biden ahead 6 points by a 47 percent to 41 percent margin.


Biden maintained his lead by running up the score among traditionally Democratic-leaning demographics while largely curtailing Trump’s lead to single digits among several historically Republican-supporting groups.

Biden has a 14-point edge among female voters, an 11-point lead among voters with a college degree, a 19-point lead among those making more than $100,000 per year, a 26-point lead among voters age 18-29 and a 54-point lead among black voters.

He trails Trump by 6 points among male voters, 9 points among seniors, 7 points among white voters and 9 points among voters making less than $50,000 per year.

The poll did not survey support for Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashRepublicans eye primaries in impeachment vote Michigan GOP lawmaker says he's 'strongly considering' impeachment Newly sworn in Republican House member after Capitol riot: 'I regret not bringing my gun to D.C.' MORE (I-Mich.), who launched an exploratory committee to run for the Libertarian Party’s nomination.

The poll also did not survey the impact of Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegation leveled against Biden from when he was a senator, but 70 percent of adults surveyed said they’d only heard about the accusation “a little” or not “at all.”

Biden in an interview last week denied the allegations. 

The Economist/YouGov poll surveyed 1,209 registered voters and 1,500 adults from May 3-5 and has a margin of error of 3.3 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively.