A new poll from what used to be Donald Trump’s favorite propaganda network, Fox News, has very bad news for the incumbent president, showing that not only is he behind presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the overall horse race, but also on key issues which are will decide who wins the 2020 election.
Overall, Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally, according to the Fox poll, which is outside the margin of error. That alone suggests that Biden is building a substantial lead as the election draws closer by the day.
But perhaps the most troubling results from the poll are in who voters say they most trust to major issues facing the country:
“The latest Fox News Poll finds voters trust Biden to do a better job than Trump on health care by 17 points, coronavirus by 9, and relations with China by 6. Trump is trusted more on the economy by a slim 3-point margin.”
And even though Trump still has a small lead on handling the economy, a deeper look inside the numbers shows that Americans are souring on where they see the U.S. economy in the months ahead:
“In January, voters rated economic conditions positively by an 11-point margin: 55 percent excellent/good vs. 44 percent only fair/poor. Today, views are negative by 58 points: 20 percent excellent/good vs. 78 percent only fair/poor.”
Trump is also extremely unpopular with voters, with 43 percent saying they have a favorable opinion of the president, but 55 percent reporting they view Trump unfavorably. That 12-point spread it horrible news for any incumbent president, especially when compared to Biden, whose favorable vs. favorable rating is much better. 48 percent say they have a favorable opinion of the former vice president and 46 percent saying they have an unfavorable view of the challenger.
One statistic from the poll is sure to enrage Trump: 63 percent of respondents view Obama favorable, and the former president will be active on Biden’s behalf, stumping for him on the campaign trail and raising money for Democrats up and down the ticket.
While it’s true the election won’t be held for another five months, at the moment Donald Trump is in a very weak position and it would appear his chances of a second term are fading by the day.