Trump and Biden neck-and-neck in fresh election poll after president claws back 7-point deficit from February – The Sun

FORMER Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are neck and neck in the 2020 presidential race, according to a new poll.

Registered voters opted for Biden by 49 per cent over Trump’s 47 per cent, the Washington Post-ABC News poll shows — with the president closing a 7 per cent point gap from February as his administration responds to the coronavirus outbreak.

Registered voters by 47 to 43 per cent said they "trust" Trump to handle the coronavirus pandemic over Biden.

Voters did, however, think the Democratic presidential candidate would be better able to manage health care than the president by 50 to 41 per cent.

On who they trust on the economy, registered voters picked Trump 52 to 42 per cent.

The poll comes amid the coronavirus crisis that has caused a number of states to postpone their primary elections to keep voters from contracting the deadly disease.

Biden, surging in elections in March, has managed to amass more delegates than his Democratic challenger, Bernie Sanders.

He is yet, however, anywhere near the 1,991 needed to win the nomination at this summer’s Democratic National Convention.

The survey found Biden with a wide lead over the Vermont senator — 55 to 39 per cent — among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independent voters.

The poll comes a day after a a Fox News survey showed Biden leading Trump 49 to 40 per cent.

The poll surveyed 845 registered voters nationally between March 22 and 25.

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