It looks like the trifect of Trump’s move to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, his debate performance and his COVID-19 illness and recovery haven’t helped his re-election campaign.
In its latest weekly White House Watch poll, Rasmussen found last Wednesday that Democratic challenger Joe Biden now holds a 12-point lead over Trump, which marks the second consecutive week that his lead has been in double digits.
The latest poll found Biden ahead 52% to 40%, with 4% choosing a third-party candidate and 4% undecided.
Trump has the support of 76% of Republicans, while 81% of Democrats support Biden. Those numbers aren’t surprising or likely to change. The election will be decided by Independent voters, where Biden has an 18-point lead.
Obviously, these are just polls, so they don’t decide elections, but they do give an indication of how voters are leaning. The poll is also national, which can be misleading because there are just a few states that are in play, such as Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Even in those states, Joe Biden has the lead, although not by the same margin as the national poll.