Source: NBC News
President Donald Trump continues to trail Democratic challenger Joe Biden nationally as more than 60 percent of voters say America’s response to the coronavirus has been unsuccessful and just one-in-five believe the U.S. economy is on solid footing.
According to the survey, Biden leads Trump nationally by 9 points among registered voters, 50 percent to 41 percent, and the former vice president holds double-digit advantages over Trump on the coronavirus, immigration, health care, race relations and uniting the country.
Fifty-eight percent of Biden voters say their support for the former vice president is based more on their feelings against Trump, while 38 percent say it’s based on their support for Biden.
More view Kamala Harris positively The NBC News/WSJ poll was conducted both before and after Biden selected Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Thirty-nine percent of voters have a positive impression of Harris, while 35 percent have a negative view of her.
Still, Biden and Trump voters are divided over Harris, with 71 percent of Biden voters holding a positive view of her, versus just 4 percent of Trump voters.
As for views of both Trump and Biden, a combined 41 percent of voters say they are either “Optimistic and confident” or “Satisfied and hopeful” about the job Trump would do as president if he wins in November, while 59 percent are “Uncertain and wondering” or “Pessimistic and worried.”
Trump leads on economy, crime; Biden leads on all other issues Despite those grim economic numbers, Trump holds a double-digit advantage on which candidate would do a better job handling the economy, with 48 percent picking the president versus 38 percent siding with Biden.