Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe House passes sweeping defense policy bill MORE holds an 8-point lead over President TrumpDonald TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe MORE among registered voters, according to a new national poll.
The NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released early Sunday showed Biden leading Trump, 51 to 43 percent. Biden held a 50 to 41 percent lead among registered voters last month.
Biden currently has an edge in support from Black voters, voters ages 18-34, women, white voters, independents and seniors, pollsters noted, while Trump has advantages among white voters, men, and white voters without college degrees.
The new survey also showed Biden is ahead of Trump by a combined 6 points in 12 key swing states — Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — 51 to 45 percent.
Almost nine in 10 voters have made up in their mind about the November election, according to the survey, and 7 in ten said the upcoming debates will have little impact on their votes.
Trump leads Biden on issues including which candidate would better handle the economy, 48 to 28 percent. He also leads the former vice president on securing the border, controlling immigration and dealing with China.
Biden, meanwhile, leads on health care, coronavirus, race relations, protecting immigrant rights and climate changes.
Some 80 percent of voters also said they have a high level of interest in the election, the highest percentage on this question since 2004.
The survey of 1,000 registered voters was conducted Sept. 13-16. The results have a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.
--Updated at 9:35 a.m.