Biden leads Trump by nine points in latest Fox News poll

WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump by nine points in a new Fox News poll.

In a head-to-head matchup, Biden leads Trump by 49% to 40%, which is outside the poll’s margin of sampling error. 

The margin is basically unchanged since the last Fox News poll, which was conducted in February, when Biden led Trump 49% to 41%.

Besides gaining support from liberals, non-whites and moderates, Biden bested Trump in two categories critical to his re-election: suburban women and voters ages 65 and older.

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Trump largely won the support of conservatives, white men, and whites without a college degree, as well as white evangelical Christians and those who regularly attend religious services.

A majority of voters polled also approved of Biden’s promise to pick a female running-mate. 

Adding diversity to the Democratic ticket is widely seen as a priority for a party that now has two white men, both in their late 70s, as its last two primary candidates.

During the last Democratic debate, Biden said: “My administration will look like the country and I commit that I will in fact pick a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I will pick a woman as my vice president.”

About 63% in the Fox News poll approved of this promise, while 20% disapproved, and 17% were unsure.

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There was no gender gap with this question, but those under the age 45 were 10 points more likely to approve. 

Trump’s approval rating, according to this poll, was 48% compared with 51% who disapprove. 

According to Fox News, the poll was conducted from March 21-24, 2020 under the joint direction of Beacon Research (D) and Shaw Company (R), and included interviews with 1,011 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide. The poll has a margin of a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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