According to a new poll, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden currently has a 10-point lead over President Donald Trump, six points more than the lead that Hillary Clinton saw on election night in 2016.
The poll, conducted by YouGov/The Economist, found that 53 percent of likely voters said they would vote for Biden on election day, compared to 43 percent who said Trump.
YouGov/The Economist surveyed 1,500 registered voters between October 31 and November 2 and reported an error margin of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
In comparison, the last survey conducted by YouGov/The Economist before the 2016 election showed that Clinton had a four-point lead, with 45 percent saying they would vote for them, compared to 41 percent who voted for Trump.
Despite Clinton’s lead over Trump ahead of election day 2016, Trump continued to win the presidency and is seeking his second term this year.
The latest poll also found that Biden is ahead of Trump in every age category, with his biggest lead coming in the 30-44 age group. According to the survey, 58 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds said they would vote for the former vice president, while 35 percent voted for Trump. Biden currently has a 24-point lead in the 30-44 age group, with 60 percent saying they would vote for Biden and 36 percent voting for Trump.
Among 45-64 year olds, Biden has a two-point lead (49-47 percent), while among those over 65, 51 percent voted for Biden and 47 percent voted for Trump.
In addition, the survey also asked those who had already participated in the 2020 election and found Biden nine points ahead.
According to the survey, 49 percent of respondents said they had already voted for Biden, compared to 40 percent who said they would vote for Trump.
By comparison, in the last survey before the 2016 elections, among those who already voted, 49 percent said they had already voted for Clinton, compared to 42 percent who said Trump.
While Biden’s lead on Trump is greater than Clinton’s lead at the same time in 2016, several other national surveys show a close race between the two candidates.
In a survey conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, Biden currently has a seven-point lead over Trump. According to this survey, 52 percent of likely voters said they would vote for Biden, while 45 percent voted for Trump.
Another survey conducted by Investors Business Daily/TIPP found that former Vice President Biden has a 3.2 point lead, as 48.8 percent said they would vote for him, while 45.6 percent voted for Trump.