New October polls between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden continue to show a snowballing lead for the former vice president.


First published in October 2020.


A combination of Donald Trump’s poor debate performance and recent positive infection of the COVID-19 virus could be the nail in the coffin for the president’s reelection chances.

Indeed, new polls from major polling organizations show an average lead of 9% for Joe Biden over Donald Trump in the general election. A poll from ABC News and the Washington Post shows a favorable 12% lead for Biden, while a new CNN poll from early October shows a whopping 16% lead for the former vice president.

Percentage of voters who would vote for each candidate if the election were today. | Statista

Biden and Trump held their first of three scheduled debates at the beginning of October, and everyone on both sides of the aisle are in agreement that it was a disjointed, hollow shouting match where nothing of real substance was discussed.

A couple of days after the debate, it was announced that Trump and the First Lady had both tested positive for COVID-19 along with dozens of people affiliated with the White House.

There is no word on whether the third (and perhaps final) debate on October 22 will be rescheduled.

As the general election battle heats up, COVID-19 outbreaks are still popping up in the country as schools resume and businesses reopen. Biden now speaks at social-distanced rallies and gives virtual addresses about the virus and about his policy platform, while a Covid drug-fueled Trump has now resumed his large rallies across the country with crowds of unmasked supporters who totally ignore social distancing rules.🔷


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[This piece was first published in Statista & written by Willem Roper, Editor at Statista.]

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