Voter Enthusiasm for Biden Soars 20 Points Since March as Trump's Favorability Rating Sinks: Polls

Voter enthusiasm for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has soared 20 points since March while President Donald Trump's favorability rating has continued to remain low, according to a new poll.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll found that 48 percent of Biden supporters said they were very enthusiastic about voting for him. The poll noted that this new figure is an increase from the 28 percent reported in a survey conducted in March.

Despite the increase in support for Biden, he is still trailing Trump in the same category. According to the poll, 65 percent of Trump voters say they are very enthusiastic about supporting Trump.

On the other hand, Trump's favorability rating continues to be low, as the poll found 46 percent of respondents saying they are strongly unfavorable in their opinion of the president, compared with 29 percent saying the opposite.

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By contrast, a poll conducted by PRRI in March had 49 percent saying they had a favorable view of Trump, which was his highest such rating since 2015, according to the survey. The PRRI poll had 46 percent saying they had an unfavorable view of Trump. PRRI surveyed 1,008 adults from April 21 to 26 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

For Biden, the ABC News/Washington Post poll found that 34 percent said they had a strongly unfavorable opinion, while 26 percent said they had a strongly favorable view. The poll surveyed 1,001 U.S. adults from August 12 to 15 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

That poll's findings come shortly before the start of the virtual Democratic National Convention, where Biden; his running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris; and others will speak. The poll found Biden holding a 12-point lead over Trump among registered voters. Fifty-three percent said they'd vote for Biden, compared with 41 percent that chose Trump.

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Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden signs required documents for receiving the nomination for president at the Hotel DuPont Wilmington, Delaware, on August 14. Drew Angerer/Getty

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Among likely voters, the poll found 54 percent saying they'd vote for Biden, compared with 44 percent that said Trump.

According to the poll, Biden also leads Trump among registered voters living in the suburbs (51-43 percent) and those living in urban areas (67-29 percent). On the other hand, the poll found Trump leading the former vice president by 24 points among those living in rural areas, which is a decrease from a 47-point lead reported in March

Several other recently conducted polls have reported similar results, with Biden well ahead.

According to a poll recently conducted by CNN/SSRS, 50 percent of respondents said they'd vote for Biden, Harris and the Democrats if the election were today, while 46 percent chose Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and the Republicans.

This poll surveyed 1,108 U.S. adults from August 12 to 15 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

Another poll, conducted by Fox News, found 49 percent of respondents saying they'd vote for Biden, while 42 percent said Trump. This poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters from August 9 to 12 and has a margin or error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Real Clear Politics' average of several nationally conducted polls shows Biden leading Trump by 7.5 points.

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