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Biden maintains wide lead over Trump as Democrats prepare for the national stage

Washington, DC – A newly released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of 900 registered voters nationwide has former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump 50 percent to 41 percent. The poll actually shows a slight improvement for Trump as he was trailing by 11 points a month ago and is now down 9 points, though that is within the margin of error at +/- 3.27%

Interesting aspects of the poll show the enthusiasm of voters as well. 58 percent of the voters who indicated their support for Joe Biden say their vote is more in opposition to President Trump than in support of Biden. While over 70 percent of Trump supporters said their vote is more in support of him than against Biden.

Trump has long insisted his “silent majority” will turn out for him in November as polls all show him lagging behind Biden. 74 percent of the respondents indicated they were very interested in the election set for November. 85 percent of Republicans say they have a high interest in the election versus 83 percent of Democrats who say the same.

88 percent of Black respondents support Biden, while 8 percent support Trump. Trump has a slight lead among all Whites with 49 percent support, and 42 percent in opposition to him. Almost 40 percent of the poll respondents viewed Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, favorably. 35 percent said they viewed her unfavorably.

The poll also asked about the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. 40 percent of respondents approved of how Donald Trump is handling the crisis, while 58 percent disapproved.

The deadline to register to vote in Alabama is October 19, while the deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 29.

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