Former Vice President Joseph Biden leads President Donald Trump by 13 percentage points, 53 percent to 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released on Tuesday.
Five other Democratic presidential contenders, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Cory Booker, also are ahead of Trump by lesser margins.
Voters, however, edged Trump’s approval rating to 42 percent, with 53 percent disapproving. This, despite a total of 77 percent of voters say their financial situation is “excellent” or “good.”
“It’s a long 17 months to Election Day, but Joe Biden is ahead by landslide proportions,” said Quinnipiac University Poll assistant director Tim Malloy. “That said, the Trump bump to 42 percent job approval is nothing to sniff at. It’s one point shy of [our best] survey number ever for President Trump.”
Other results from the poll show:
- In the Trump-Biden matchup, women back Biden 60 percent to 34 percent, while men are divided, with 47 percent for Biden and 46 percent for Trump.
- White voters are divided with 47 percent for Trump and 46 percent for Biden, while the former vice president leads 85 percent to 12 percent among blacks and 58 percent to 33 percent among Hispanics.
- Voters disapprove 55 percent to 41 percent of how Trump is handling the nation’s policy toward Mexico.
- Biden leads the presidential primary race with 30 percent among Democrats and voters leaning Democratic, which compares to his 35 percent standing last month. Sanders is second with 19 percent, compared to 16 percent in May, while Warren is third at 15 percent, compared to 13 percent last month.
The poll was conducted from June 6-10 among 1,214 voters nationwide with a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.