Biden Holds 10-Point Advantage Over Trump in New National Poll

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden holds a 10-point advantage over President Donald Trump, according to a new national poll.

According to the CNBC/Change Research survey, 51 percent of respondents said they would vote for Biden, while 41 percent supported Trump. Among the remaining respondents, 3 percent chose Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian Party's nominee; 2 percent chose the Green Party's Howie Hawkins; and 2 percent said they were not sure.

The poll surveyed 1,258 likely voters across the U.S. from July 10 to 12 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.76 percentage points.

In addition to Biden's lead over Trump, the poll found that Americans believe the former vice president would do a better job handling the coronavirus pandemic as well as the economy.

According to the poll, 55 percent of respondents said they think Biden and the Democrats are more capable of dealing with the pandemic, with 43 percent saying much more and 12 percent saying somewhat more.

By comparison, 44 percent said Trump and the Republicans would be more capable, with 34 percent saying much more and 10 percent saying somewhat more.

As for which candidate would handle the economy better, 53 percent said Biden and the Democrats, with 31 percent saying much more and 22 percent saying somewhat more.

On the other hand, 48 percent said they think Trump and the Republicans would be better at dealing with the economy, with 41 percent saying much more and 7 percent saying somewhat more.

Several other nationally conducted polls also found Biden holding a lead over Trump.

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Joe Biden speaks at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 14. Real Clear Politics' average of several nationally conducted polls shows him with an 8.8-point advantage over President Donald Trump. Chip Somodevilla/Getty

A recent survey from The Economist/YouGov found that 49 percent of respondents said they would vote for Biden if the election were held today, while 40 percent favored Trump. Among the remaining respondents, 4 percent said "other," 4 percent said not sure and 2 percent said they would not vote.

The poll surveyed 1,500 U.S. adults from July 12 to 14 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

This poll also found that Biden's lead is larger among younger voters. Fifty-four percent of those between 18 and 29 chose the former vice president, while 23 percent in the same group supported Trump.

On the other hand, this poll found that Trump has the advantage over Biden among voters 65 and over. Fifty-four percent in this group said they would vote for Trump, while 43 percent chose Biden.

Real Clear Politics' average of several nationally conducted polls shows Biden with an 8.8-point advantage over Trump.