New York Times poll puts Biden on 50% and Trump on 36%

New York Times poll puts Biden on 50% and Trump on 36%

Donald Trump is 14 percentage points behind Joe Biden, a new poll has found, revealing the vast gap the US president must narrow in the next four months if he is to win a second term. 
The New York Times poll matches other recent surveys showing Mr Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, far in the lead as Mr Trump struggles to readjust to an electoral landscape transformed by the coronavirus pandemic. 
Mr Biden is not just winning by huge margins among women, voters under 50 and African-Americans, according to the poll, but is also ahead with men, a voting group which has consistently been with Mr Trump throughout his presidency.
The findings will cause further alarm in the Trump campaign as it appears to struggle to find a message that connects with voters after the Covid-19 outbreak forced the spotlight onto Mr Trumps ability to lead during a crisis. 
The pandemic has pushed the US economy into recession, robbing Mr Trump of the booming growth that was the bedrock of his re-election pitch, and left more than 120,000 Americans dead from Covid-19.
A key attack line the Trump campaign had been deploying for months, about how radical socialists” now dominate the Democratic Party, has also been weakened given Bernie Sanders’s failure to win the partys nomination.

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