Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s polling edge over President Trump dropped this week following The Post’s scandalous publication about his son Hunter’s foreign transactions, though the Democratic flag bearer is still leading.
The IBD/TIPP national tracking poll, which was released Saturday, placed Biden at 50 per cent in the head-to-head matchup, with President Trump at 43 per cent. The 7-point advantage is outside the survey’s 3 per cent margin of error.
Meanwhile, the poll of 1,009 possible voters saw Biden’s support drop by just over 2 percentage points since Monday, and President Trump’s support increased by 1 per cent.
IBD/TIPP survey found support for Biden among independent voters, who divided their support between Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016, but now back the challenger by a 9 per cent margin.
The polling results also hinted at the possibility of a substantial number of “shy Trump” voters in the electorate, while 47 per cent of respondents said they believe that their neighbours are Trump voters, only 36 of them say they live in the midst of Biden backers.