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President Trump’s popular support eroded that of the presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden as he is struggling for visibility with voters during the C-19 coronavirus chaos, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Tuesday.
The opinion poll conducted Monday and Tuesday found 43% of registered voters said they would support Biden in the 3 November Presidential election, while 41% said they would back President Trump. That makes the race a toss-up, as the results are within the poll’s credibility interval.
Mr. Biden led by 6 pts in a similar poll last week and by 8 pts in a poll that ran 15-21 April.
President Trump has put himself at the helm of the US virus response, with once regular White House briefings. And now he is out in the country talking to The People about reopening the economy.
According to the poll, 45% of Americans said President Trump is better suited to create jobs, while 32% said Mr. Biden was the better candidate for that. That pushed President Trump’s advantage over Mr. Biden in terms of job creation to 13 pts, compared with the Republican President’s 6-pt edge in a similar poll that ran in mid-April.
37% said President Trump is better leading the country’s coronavirus response, while 35% preferred Mr. Biden. A similar poll in mid-April showed Mr. Biden had a slight edge over President Trump when it came to the nation’s response to the disease.
Overall, 42% of Americans said they approved of Trump’s performance in office, and 53% said they disapproved. The president’s popularity has remained relatively flat for more than a year.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online, in English, throughout the United States. It gathered responses from 1,215 American adults, including 1,015 who identified as registered voters. It had a credibility interval, a measure of precision, of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Tuesday, the major US stock market indexes finished at: DJIA +133.33 at 23883.09, NAS Comp +98.41 at 8809.14, S&P 500 +25.70 at 2868.44
Volume: Trade on the NYSE finished at 927-M/shares exchanged
- NAS Comp -1.8% YTD
- S&P 500 -11.2% YTD
- DJIA -16.3% YTD
- Russell 2000 -23.7% YTD
HeffX-LTN’s overall outlook on the US major stock market indexes is Bullish with a Very Bullish bias in here.
Looking Ahead: Investors will receive the ADP Employment Change Report for April and the weekly MBA Mortgage Applications Index Wednesday.
Have a healthy day, Keep the Faith!