Is Trump Really Ahead Of Biden In The Polls?

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( – A new national poll has shown that with only one month left to go until the first presidential debate, former President Donald Trump and President Biden are in a near deadlock. 

Trump is slightly trailing behind Biden with 47 percent compared to 48 percent. This is according to the Quinnipiac University survey that had been released on Wednesday. That one-point difference between the two men is well within the margin of error for this poll. 

The survey also found that in a five-candidate showdown which would also include independent Robert F. Kennedy, independent progressive candidate Cornel West, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Biden continues to be on top with 41 percent, while Trump comes in at 38 percent. Out of the remaining candidates, Kennedy would garner around 14 percent support, while both of the others would receive 2 percent each. 

Another 19 percent of those who had been surveyed argued that it would be possible for their minds to be changed. Among Biden supporters, 15 percent have argued that it is possible that they will be convinced to vote for someone else while only 8 percent of Trump supporters have argued the same. 

However, more than half of the people backing Kennedy, 52 percent, have stated that it is possible that their minds will be changed and they will end up supporting a different candidate. 

Tim Mally, a Quinnipiac University polling analyst has argued that these people were unsure and that many of the registered voters are still swayable, especially if they are Kennedy supporters. He added that this is slightly less likely for registered voters backing Donald Trump.

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