US election polls tracker: Election results DECIDED as Trump battles poll deficit
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US election poll trackers continue to analyse progress made by Joe Biden and Donald Trump as the 2020 vote nears ever closer. Americans will pass their ballots on November 3, but some early voting has already begun. But polls indicate it is not just early voters who have settled on a preferred candidate, effectively deciding the outcome already.
Undecided voters could potentially decide the tide of the election this year, as President Trump and Democrat Mr Biden need to shore up their support ahead of November 3.
Mr Trump may need this the most, as according to a survey conducted by CNN, as he is trailing by his largest margin yet.
The CNN/SSRS poll of 1,204 people conducted between October 1 and 4 found he is now 16 points behind the former Vice President just days after leaving hospital with COVID-19.
Mr Biden had the support of 57 percent of likely voters, while Mr Trump struggled on just 41 percent.
The poll also looked at how many of the people they surveyed had already decided on a candidate.
CNN/SSRS found nine in 10 likely voters have settled on Mr Trump or Biden.
Of those, at least eight percent of voters said they could change their mind down the line, and one percent had no preference between candidates yet.
The relative certainty amongst voters means Americans have effectively decided the results already.
Separate polls have found the few existing undecided voters may sway in Mr Biden’s favour.
Polling immediately after the debate last week shows people had a negative view of Mr Trump, who frequently berated and interrupted Mr Biden on-stage.
According to Al Jazeera, potential voters used predominantly negative wording with the President.
The same people had much kinder words for Mr Biden.
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For Mr Trump, undecided swing voters used adjectives like “puzzling,” “arrogant,” “unhinged,” “bully,” and “classic Trump”.
But they described Mr Biden as “politician”, “rehearsed,” “nice guy,” “compassion,” “coherent,” and “evasive”.
Mr Trump may struggle to reclaim a lead from his Democrat leader, as he remains in isolation at the White House.
Although he left Walter Reed Medical Centre on Monday, he remains COVID positive, and as such has had to cancel some campaign events.
He has had to forfeit time he would now use to garner support on the campaign trail in the Oval Office.
His absence has caused a further haemorrhage in national support.
Poll aggregators with FiveThirtyEight have found Mr Biden has an increasing national lead at 51.4 percent to 42.4 percent.
The nine percent lead is Mr Biden’s highest since August.
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