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US election: President Biden’s lead over Trump shrinking – Quinnipiac’s Poll


A new poll by Quinnipiac University released Wednesday indicates that President Joe Biden’s slight lead over former President Donald Trump is vanishing.

This happened despite Trump’s ongoing criminal trial in New York City.

Fox News reports that Trump’s trial, related to the 34 counts of falsifying business records he’s charged with, began last week with jury selection and moved into opening arguments this week.

The former President has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

According to the poll, the presidential race is to be in a dead heat with Biden and Trump tied at 46% support.

Biden and Trump remain tied at 37% with the inclusion of independent presidential candidates Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (16%) and Dr. Cornel West (3%) and the Green Party’s Jill Stein (3%).

Fox News said those numbers mark a significant closing of the gap for Trump, who trailed Biden 48%-45% in Quinnipiac’s March poll.

The report, however, said with the inclusion of Kennedy, West and Stein, Trump held a one-point lead over Biden 39%-38%.

Meanwhile, Biden’s job approval remained dismally low at 35% support, down from 37% in March, while 61% said they disapprove of his job performance, up from 59%.

Regarding the charges Trump faces in his ongoing New York trial, a plurality of 46% said they believe the former president did something illegal, while 45% said he didn’t. However, 27% believe he did something unethical but not illegal, and 18% believe he did nothing wrong.

In addition, 21% said they would be less likely to vote for Trump, if he were to be convicted on the charges, while 62% said it would not affect their vote and 15% said they would be more likely to vote for him.

Trump has maintained that the trial is pure politics, a “political persecution,” and he maintains his innocence.

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