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Biden 48%, Trump 45%, new Monmouth poll shows

By David Wildstein, March 24 2020 11:46 am

A national Monmouth University poll released today shows Joe Biden in a statistically even race with President Donald Trump, with Biden ahead 48%-45%.

“The race looks tight right now between Trump and the probable Democratic nominee. But as we learned in 2016, the outcome will be determined by the Electoral College rather than the national popular vote,” said Patrick Murray, the Monmouth University Polling Institute director. “The poll results suggest Biden may actually be starting out with an advantage in crucial swing areas of the country.”

Biden has split favorables and unfavorable of 43%.  Trump is slightly upside-down at 46%-49.

“The coronavirus situation is just starting to hit American family finances,” Murray said. “It will be important to track these trends and the impact they might have on the 2020 presidential contest.”

The poll was conducted on March 18-22 with 851 adults and has a margin of error of +/- 3.6%.

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