Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden could outstrip current U.S. President Donald Trump in popularity if elections were held in April 2020.
This was reported by a poll by CNN.
If elections were held now and one could vote for Biden or Trump, 53% of Americans who register to vote would support Biden.
For Trump, 42% of those polled are ready to cast their votes. Another 2% said they would not vote for any of them. Another 3% refrained from responding.
This survey shows what real support Biden and Trump enjoy. But in the US, the president is elected as a result of indirect elections, the winner is determined by a vote of the electoral college. With such a system, election victory is possible even if you get fewer votes than an opponent. This is exactly what happened in 2016: Trump won a very confident victory, despite the fact that fewer Americans voted for him de facto than for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
According to the survey, US voters are confident that Biden is better than Trump to cope with issues such as health care and help to the middle class.
The study was conducted on April 3-6. It was attended by more than 1 thousand US citizens who registered as voters.
On the eve of Senator Bernie Sanders announced the withdrawal from the struggle for the presidency. As a result, Joe Biden is likely to become a Democratic candidate.
The US presidential election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.
We add that because of the coronavirus, Trump and Biden are forced to change election campaigns in the United States.
Earlier it was reported that US President Donald Trump had a telephone conversation with his political opponent вЂ” former Vice President Joseph Biden вЂ” and discussed the situation with coronavirus with him.