Democratic presidential candidate Joseph Biden is 16 percentage points ahead of rival incumbent Donald Trump in popularity. This is evidenced by the results of an opinion poll conducted by the SSRS service commissioned by CNN, published on Tuesday 6 October.
According to the study, if a general election in the United States was held now, 57% of respondents would be ready to vote for Biden, and only 41% of those polled would vote for Trump. At the same time, about 2% of respondents said they would not support any politician.
The study was conducted for CNN by telephone by the independent research company SSRS between October 1-4, 2020. 1205 respondents took part in it.
On October 2, Vladimir Vasiliev, chief researcher at the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that the electoral rating of US President Donald Trump in the election race now largely depends on whether he has time to recover before voting day – November 3.
At the same time, in early September, most Americans believed that Trump would win the election. Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s approval rating was declining. 42% of voters were ready to vote for the incumbent president. Biden was six points ahead, with a 13% gap in July.
The US presidential election will take place on November 3.