Less than per week earlier than Election Day, the citizens’s outlook is gloomy. More than 6-in-10 charge financial circumstances negatively and solely about 2-in-10 assume coronavirus is beneath control within the U.S., in line with the newest Fox News nationwide survey of seemingly voters.
In truth, simply over half, 51 p.c, say it is “not at all” beneath control — up from 40 p.c in early September.
When requested what ought to be the federal authorities’s high precedence, voters are 25 factors extra more likely to rank limiting the unfold of coronavirus over restarting the financial system (61-36 p.c).
Who do voters belief to deal with these competing points? President Trump is most popular on the financial system by simply 1 level, whereas extra belief Democratic candidate Joe Biden on coronavirus by 16 factors.
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Biden’s present benefit on coronavirus is double the 8-point edge he held final month. At the identical time, Trump’s edge on the financial system declined by 4 factors.
“The pandemic has complicated the president’s plan to run for re-election on the economy,” says Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducts the Fox News survey with Democrat Chris Anderson. “COVID-19 is the dominant issue for voters and they think Biden would do a better job.”
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By a 6-point margin, extra decide Biden over Trump on dealing with Supreme Court nominations. Biden’s benefit is unchanged since September, earlier than Amy Coney Barrett’s affirmation to the excessive court docket.
In the head-to-head matchup, Biden leads Trump by 52-44 p.c amongst seemingly voters. That’s a bit tighter than the race was three weeks in the past, when Biden led by 53-43 p.c (October 3-6).
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The survey, launched Sunday, requested about a number of candidate traits and finds over half assume Biden cares about individuals like them (56 p.c) and is sincere and reliable (52 p.c). For Trump it’s the reverse, as majorities say he lacks empathy (56 p.c) and honesty (60 p.c).
Notably, the president’s honesty marks are similar to these he obtained simply earlier than he went on to win the 2016 election. At that point, 37 p.c of seemingly voters stated Trump was sincere and reliable and 60 p.c disagreed (November 3-6, 2016). Voters additionally stated Hillary Clinton was dishonest (33 sincere vs. 64 dishonest). This time, a 52-percent majority sees the Democratic candidate as sincere and reliable (45 p.c disagree).
Ratings of the 2 candidates extra intently align on “standing up for what he believes.” Sixty-four p.c assume Biden does — and much more, 68 p.c, say the identical about Trump.
When requested if the phrase “corrupt” describes the candidate, 56 p.c say it applies to Trump in comparison with 40 p.c for Biden.
Over half (53 p.c) assume Trump is “too close to extremist” teams, whereas 37 p.c really feel that method about Biden.
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One Republican in 5 thinks Trump is corrupt (19 p.c) and that he is too near extremist teams (20 p.c).
Among Democrats, about 1-in-10 thinks Biden is corrupt (12 p.c) and really feel he is too near extremist teams (11 p.c).
While 41 p.c of registered voters assume the disruption that Trump has delivered to Washington is an excellent factor, an excellent bigger quantity, 51 p.c, don’t prefer it. Among Trump supporters, 85 p.c see his disruption as a constructive factor. Ninety-one p.c of Biden supporters name it a foul factor.
Nearly half of registered voters, 47 p.c, assume Trump will win re-election. That’s down from 51 p.c in September — and a excessive of 56 p.c who believed he would win in February.
Almost as many, 46 p.c, assume he received’t be re-elected.
Conducted October 27-29, 2020 beneath the joint course of Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company (R), this Fox News Poll contains interviews with 1,318 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide who spoke with dwell interviewers on each landlines and cellphones. The survey contains outcomes amongst 1,246 seemingly voters. The ballot has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.5 proportion factors for each registered and sure voters.
Fox News’ Victoria Balara contributed to this report.
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