Men and Women Are Very Split on Whether They Prefer Trump or Biden, New Poll Shows

More women would rather see former Vice President Joe Biden get elected in the 2020 election than President Donald Trump, according to data from a CNN/SSRS poll released Thursday.

Women surveyed overwhelmingly gave Biden their political support with 62 percent saying they would vote for Biden if the election were held today. Trump was behind by 30 points at 32 percent.

Men chose Trump to continue into his second term as president although the margins were closer. While 51 percent of the men surveyed supported Trump, 44 percent gave their support to Biden—a difference of only 7 percent.

Overall, the poll showed that Biden held a lead over Trump. Biden received 53 percent of the support of those polled, leaving Trump with 42 percent of the voters surveyed inclined to vote for him.

Newsweek reached out to research firm SSRS and the Biden campaign for comment.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden held a substantial lead over President Donald Trump in polling data released Thursday, with more women supporting Biden than men. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

While Trump had 50 percent of voter support as far as the overall economy, Biden was only behind the president by four percentage points with 46 percent.

However, Biden came out ahead of Trump on matters of health care and the response to coronavirus.

While Trump's health care policies garnered him 39 percent in the survey, 57 percent of those polled thought Biden would do a better job at handling the nationwide health care issue. Most registered voters polled said they would trust Biden to handle the coronavirus crisis, with 52 percent of those surveyed giving Biden the nod. Trump's response rated 43 percent.

This year's election process has been thrown into disarray by the coronavirus pandemic with some states postponing their presidential primaries in order to avoid community spread of the virus.

Trump, however, has attacked Biden's past record on health issues. In March, Trump referred to Biden's response to the swine flu outbreak that occurred in 2009 while Biden served in the Obama administration, "one of the worst on record."

"In the past, Joe Biden has shown terrible judgment and incompetence in the face of public health issues," read a March statement from Trump's campaign. "The Obama White House had to publicly apologize for and clean up after Biden when his irresponsible remarks caused panic during the swine flu outbreak in 2009."

Biden said in April 2009 that he would avoid traveling in confined spaces, such as airplanes, because "when one person sneezes, it goes everywhere through the aircraft."

"If you're out in the middle of a field and someone sneezes, that's one thing; if you're in a closed aircraft or closed container or closed car or closed classroom, it's a different thing," Biden added.

At that time, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on MSNBC that if Biden "could say that over again he would say if [people] are feeling sick, they should stay off public transit or confined spaces because that is indeed the advice that we're giving."

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