Biden holds 8-point lead over Trump after conventions: CNN poll

Biden holds 8-point lead over Trump after conventions: CNN poll
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' MORE holds an 8-point lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE after the two major party conventions, according to a new poll. 

Fifty-one percent of registered voters said they support Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice First presidential debate to cover coronavirus, Supreme Court Harris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda MORE (D-Calif.), while Trump and Vice President Pence have 43 percent support, according to a CNN poll released Wednesday. 

The Democrats’ lead doubled since a similar poll from mid-August, when Biden had 50 percent support compared with Trump’s 46 percent, based on the polls. 

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The difference in each candidate’s support when compared with the poll conducted before the conventions is within the poll’s margin of error. 

Trump’s approval rating is roughly the same as the previous August poll, with his approval dipping 1 point from 42 percent to 41 percent, and his disapproval rating dipping 1 point from 54 percent to 53 percent. 

Trump’s favorability slightly decreased, from 43 percent to 40 percent, based on the poll, while Biden’s slightly increased, from 46 percent to 48 percent, based on the polls. 

Two other national polls released Wednesday also found Biden extending his lead over Trump after the conventions wrapped up. An Economist/YouGov poll found Biden with an 11-point lead over Trump, and a Quinnipiac University poll found Biden with a 10-point lead over the president. 

The Republican National Convention wrapped up last week, and the Democratic National Convention was held the week before.

The CNN poll was conducted Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 and surveyed 1,106 respondents. The margin of error is 3.8 percentage points.