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Biden opens up a 15-point lead over Trump in new national poll

July 15, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a 15-point lead over President Donald Trump, according to a new Quinnipiac University national poll that also spells out bad news for the President on the economy, his most important selling point for reelection.

(CNN)Former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a 15-point lead over President Donald Trump, according to a new Quinnipiac University national poll that also spells out bad news for the President on the economy, his most important selling point for reelection.

A majority of registered voters (52%) report they'll support Biden in the general election, with 37% going for Trump, a wider margin than in Quinnipiac's June poll, when 49% backed Biden and 41% supported Trump.

An NBC/WSJ poll out Wednesday also finds Biden leading Trump with an increasing margin, Biden with 51% support among registered voters over Trump's 40%.

In the NBC/WSJ June poll, Biden lead Trump with 49% to 42%.

A majority of registered voters (54%) approve of how Trump is handling the economy in that poll, 42% disapprove, steady from their February poll.

Overall, the survey finds 36% of registered voters approve of the way Trump is handling his job generally, and 60% disapprove, compared with 42% approve to 55% disapprove in June.

Most registered voters (61%) disapprove of the way Trump is handling the reopening of schools, while only 29% approve.

The Quinnipiac poll shows a majority of voters (62%) think it will be unsafe to send students to elementary, middle and high schools in the fall, 31% believe it will be safe.

A Pennsylvania poll from Monmouth University, also out Wednesday, finds Biden leading Trump significantly -- Biden with 53% of registered voters, 40% for Trump.

The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted June 9-12 among a random national sample of 900 registered voters.

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