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New Fox poll paints bleak picture for Trump's electoral hopes

Christian Fernsby |
A new poll from Fox News provides a sobering glimpse at President Donald Trump's popularity and a bleak outlook for his re-election chances in the November general election.

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Overall, the poll of 1,207 randomly chosen voters across the US suggests that more people trust Biden on issues such as healthcare and the coronavirus by wide margins, while slightly more three percent say they trust the president on issues related to the economy.

"That might be the election in a nutshell," Democrat Chris Anderson, who conducted the poll with Republican Daron Shaw told Fox News. "Trump has a slight advantage in a narrow debate about economic recovery, but a debate about coronavirus or public health more broadly benefits Biden."

In the Fox News poll, Biden leads Trump by 48-40 percent, but 11 percent of those surveyed said they are undecided or plan to vote for someone else which suggests that the race is still very much in play. Fox has the president's personal favourability rating at 43 percent, versus 55 percent who hold negative views of him including 45 percent who view him as "strongly" unfavourable.

Trump leads over Biden among two groups - men (by seven percentage points) and rural white voters (by 30 percentage points). Biden leads among women by 20 points and among African American voters by 64 points.

Continuing a string of attacks against Fox News that he has levelled in recent weeks, Trump on Friday assailed the Fox News polls as "fake" and suggested that the network should fire its pollsters.

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