Trump pulls tighter with Biden in nationwide polling
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President Trump gained ground on Joe Biden in the WashPost/ABC News poll this month, going from 7 points down in February to a statistical tie — Biden 49% to Trump 47% among registered voters.
Why it matters: Preferences among all adults has Biden standing at 50% and Trump at 44%, though the poll also tests national sentiment and not state-by-state competitions for an Electoral College majority.
- According to the poll, Trump is more trusted to handle the economy and Biden is more trusted to manage health care policy.
- Some states have postponed their primaries in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Methodology: This poll was conducted by telephone from March 22 to 25 among 1,003 adults and 845 registered voters. Results for both groups have a margin of sampling error of ±3.5 percentage points.