New CNN Poll Has Democrats Worried

New CNN Poll Has Democrats Worried
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The Democratic National Convention has started, and the first day of the prominent Democratic gathering has just come to an end.

Joe Biden sees good news, mainly because Donald Trump is a step behind when it comes to polls across the country. Joe Biden is enjoying a perfect gap from Donald Trump.

A quick look at the surveys conducted in February will make you realize Trump had an edge. In fact, he was leading Joe Biden in many states, as recorded in the RealClearPolitics Database. The Emerson poll took the national aback where the results are in favor of Trump.

How did the RCP Poll Average?

With the November elections coming closer, there are polls and averages computed across the country. However, the RCP Polling average is more or less a tradition, which happens several months before the big day.

The RCP Polling averages revealed that Biden is leading the election polls. He is nearly 7.7 percent ahead of Donald Trump. The result is several times more than the results seen during summer. Two weeks ago, Biden was around 7 percent less.



Moreover, President Trump had a percentage, which was a few figures above Clinton’s. In the 2016 election, Clinton witnessed an average of 5.8 percent.

However, the polls conducted during that time were much more turbulent. For instance, by the end of July 27, Clinton was trailing behind. And by the end of August 8, Clinton was leading the poll by 7.9 points.

How is Biden’s Performance?

Compared to the 2016 elections, Biden seems to have a firm edge in the upcoming November elections. His position in the bid is rather stable. President Trump has seen only a single instance, where his gains were prominent and significant.



CNN National Survey revealed a case where Trump was leading Biden by a narrow 4-point margin. Yet, experts strongly believe that a substantial margin of error influenced the poll. In fact, it was a big swing for the President himself.

When the poll was conducted during early June, Joe Biden was ahead of President Trump by nearly 14 points. During that time, he secured 41 points out of 50.

Biden is quite keen on securing men’s attention, independent voters, and even the Republicans themselves. The current poll identifies him to be successful in what he is doing towards the November elections.

Are the Polls Reliable?

Many times, people ponder if the poll is reliable or not. Well, the CNN poll helps viewers see the importance of these polls. It also helps in understanding the importance of averages.

Last week, three other surveys on the November elections were released. These surveys focused on the use of live-interview like methods. In all of these surveys, Biden showed a prominent sign of victory. He had comfortable leads over Donald Trump.

For example, the ABC-Washington Post revealed that Biden had 12 points more than Donald Trump. NBC-News Wall Street Journal had published a 9-point lead for Joe Biden. Finally, Fox News gave Biden a 7-point lead.

Apart from these traditional polling strategies, CBS-YouGov hosted an online tracking poll. And, this poll showed that Biden enjoyed an edge of 10-points.

When compared to several other times, CNN has turned into an outlier.

A Measurement of Popularity

Compared to Trump’s traditional horse-race polls, the popularity of Trump in the November elections has become much more reliable. The current president is oscillating slowly and is enjoying a narrow band. These figures are a clear overview of his approval rates.

At the moment, Trump’s approval rates are as high as 43.1 percent at the RCP polls. And, his approval rates are as high as 42.2 percent at FiveThirtyEight.

When compared to his rate a month ago, things have improved considerably. Yet, they have dropped from what was seen between March and April. These were also known as “Early Pandemic Highs.”

When it comes to Joe Biden, he is still stuck to the driver’s seat. With COVID-19 on the rise, Trump is definitely going through a tough time. Even though the elections are far from over, Trump is not going to conclude any time soon.