Biden holds 8-point national lead in new poll

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenKaty Perry and her 'Firework' close out inauguration TV special Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Tom Hanks: After years of 'troubling rancor,' Inauguration Day 'is about witnessing the permanence of our American ideal' MORE leads President TrumpDonald TrumpClinton, Bush, Obama reflect on peaceful transition of power on Biden's Inauguration Day Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Biden reverses Trump's freeze on .4 billion in funds MORE by 8 points in a new national poll released after the Democratic and Republican conventions.

Biden enjoys 51 percent of support from likely voters, compared to Trump’s 43 percent, according to the Morning Consult poll released on Tuesday.

The findings, gathered after the GOP convention concluded last week, are nearly identical to polling conducted earlier in August after the Democratic event.


The former vice president currently enjoys a 12-point lead among women — 53 percent to Trump’s 41 percent — and an 11-point lead among voters in the suburbs — 52 to 41 percent.

A slim majority of voters in the latest survey — 51 percent — has positive views of Biden, up 3 points since before the two conventions.

By comparison, a majority — 55 percent — has negative views of Trump while 43 percent have positive views.

The Morning Consult survey notes that Biden continues to be on more solid polling ground than Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden's inauguration marked by conflict of hope and fear Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader Clinton says it meant 'great deal' to hold inauguration weeks after riot MORE was four years ago. After both national conventions in 2016, she only led Trump by 3 points.

Compared to 2016, voters are 11 points less likely to be undecided (6 percent now vs. 17 percent then) heading out of the conventions, with just 2 percent of voters saying they’d choose “someone else” over either Biden or Trump.

The poll, conducted Aug. 28-30 among 12,966 likely voters, has a margin of error between 1 and 2 percentage points.