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Trump’s Polls Are Plunging But It’s Too Early to Count Him Out

  • Hit by pandemic, economy could already be rebounding
  • Joe Biden could push voters away with his age or blunders
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June 22: Trump Re-Election Bid Starts With Small Crowd in Tulsa

With the nation reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic, a recession that’s thrown 20 million people out of work, and waves of protests against police violence, nearly every recent poll shows President Donald Trump headed to defeat in November. And Trump’s sparsely attended rally in Oklahoma last weekend did little to indicate those polls are missing a hidden groundswell of support.

The RealClearPolitics average of general election polls finds Joe Biden with a commanding lead that’s grown to 9.5 points. A similar polling average from FiveThirtyEight puts Biden ahead by 9.2 points and leading Trump in every battleground state. On June 10, Gallup found that Trump’s approval rating had plummeted 10 points, to 39%.