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Biden inches closer to Trump in latest national poll

President Biden has narrowed the gap with former President Trump in what is likely to be a close 2020 election, according to a new poll.

The poll was released on Saturday New York Times/Siena, found that the former president trailed Biden by just one point, delivering 46 percent to the incumbent’s 45 percent. This is a switch from a similar poll the pollster conducted in February, which showed Trump with 48% of the votes and 43% with Biden.

When third-party candidates are included, Biden’s approval rating drops to 40% and Trump’s 42%. Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. received 2% of the vote. According to public opinion polls.

Additionally, 7% of respondents said they had no plans to vote, and 6% said they were unsure. About 2% of respondents said they would choose someone other than Biden, Trump, Kennedy or another third-party candidate.

Mr. Trump gained more support among male voters, but many women also supported Mr. Biden. The former president’s largest age group of supporters is voters between the ages of 49 and 64. Biden was most popular among respondents 65 and older.

The survey found that just under 70% of black respondents said they would vote for Biden, compared to just 16% who supported Trump. White voters were also more likely to support the former president than the incumbent, at 53% and 39%, respectively.

Biden had support among college-educated adults. About 55% of respondents with a bachelor’s degree said they would choose the current president, compared to 39% who said they supported Trump.

Biden was more popular among people of color, regardless of education level. Fifty percent of Hispanic respondents said they would choose Biden. Just under 60% of people who identify as other than white, black, Hispanic, or Latino say they support the incumbent president.

But Mr. Trump remained popular among independents, a large voting group that will determine the outcome of this fall’s election. According to the survey, Mr. Biden received 47% support from these voters, followed by Mr. Biden with 42%.

The Times/Siena poll was conducted April 7-11 among 1,059 voters. The margin of error is 3.3 percentage points.

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