A new CNN poll of registered voters shows President Trump trouncing former Vice President Joe Biden in key swing states.
"In the new poll, 51% of registered voters nationwide back Biden, while 46% say they prefer Trump, while in the battlegrounds, 52% favor Trump and 45% Biden," CNN reports.
On the crucial issue of who is better suited to handle the economy, especially as the country starts to reopen amid Wuhan coronavirus concerns, it's no contest.
Trump's biggest advantage over Biden in the poll comes on his handling of the economy. Most voters, 54%, say they trust the President to better handle the nation's economy, while 42% say they prefer Biden. An earlier release from the same CNN poll found the public's ratings of the economy at their worst level since 2013, as a growing share said the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus outbreak could be permanent.
On mental capability to be do the job, Trump wins again.
Voters divide over which of the two has the stamina and sharpness to be president (49% say Trump, 46% Biden), a frequent attack Trump levels against the former vice president.
Biden has been locked in his Delaware home for months. With much technical difficulty, his staff has made multiple failed attempts at virtual campaigning. Biden maintains his time away from the traditional campaign trail isn't hurting his chances of winning the White House.
"Everybody says, you know, 'Biden's hiding.' Well, let me tell you something, we're doing very well. We're following the guidelines of the medical profession. We're following the guidelines of the experts," Biden told Good Morning American earlier this week.
"The idea that somehow we are being hurt by my keeping to the rules and following the instructions that have been put forward by the docs is absolutely bizarre," he continued. "I reject the premise that somehow this is hurting us. There's no evidence of that."
According to this polling, his campaign from home strategy isn't working.