Jill Biden: 'A lot of Republicans' told me on campaign trail they're 'going to vote for Joe'

Jill Biden said Tuesday that "a lot of Republicans" on the campaign trail told her that they're going to vote for her husband, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Teachers face off against Trump on school reopenings Biden wins Puerto Rico primary MORE

“From what I’ve seen, a lot of Republicans are going to vote for Joe," Jill Biden said during an interview on ABC's "The View" on Tuesday.

"You know, they’ve been saying it. Maybe they’re not saying it publicly," she said in response to a question from co-host Megan McCain, who described Republicans as "very tribal" and noted that President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' MORE was predicting a big win based on a "silent majority."


"When I was out there on the trail, a lot of people came up to me and said, ‘Jill, I’m a Republican, but I’m going to vote for your husband because he’s a moderate and he’s a steady leader, and we believe in Joe.’ "

"So, I think, of course, Trump has his supporters," she continued. "I think a lot of his supporters have become disillusioned, especially in the way he’s handled this pandemic. We’ve seen just these last two days the spike in the numbers of people who are getting sick and how he’s not even addressing it and taking care of American families. So, I have a little bit of a different take on it than maybe than you do.”

The former vice president leads in the RealClearPolitics average of polls by 9.2 points over Trump.

The president has seen his approval in Gallup drop 10 points from an all-time high of 49 percent in mid-May to 39 percent.

The drop coincided with both the coronavirus pandemic and outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Trump also trailed then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden leads Trump in Florida, tied in Arizona and Texas: poll We haven't seen how low it can go There's a big blue wave coming MORE by considerable margins in 2016. In late June, Clinton's lead was 6.8 points in the RealClearPolitics average, with the former secretary of State leading at the time 46.4 percent to 39.6 percent.