U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a mobilization event in Flint, Michigan, United States on October 31, 2020.
Brian Snyder | Reuters
Former Vice President Joe Biden has a significant national lead over President Donald Trump in the final days leading up to election day, a final poll by NBC News / Wall Street Journal found.
A majority of voters say they are unhappy with how the president has handled the coronavirus pandemic and where the country is going.
In the final days of the campaign, Biden is taking a 10-point lead over Trump and gaining support from 52% of registered voters nationally versus 42% for Trump. That's a little less than Biden's 11-point lead in the NBC News / WSJ poll two weeks ago.
Six out of ten voters said the country was on the wrong track under the president's leadership and a majority disapproved of Trump's handling of the pandemic, according to the latest poll. A majority of voters, 51%, said there is no chance of supporting Trump, while 40% said so for Biden, too.
The poll found that a majority of voters, 52%, disapprove of Trump's job performance, while 45% agree. 55% of voters agree with how the president handled the economy. But 57% disapprove of the president's handling of the pandemic, while only 40% agree.
Biden's main advantages are with black voters (Biden has 87% to Trump's 5%), voters aged 18 to 34 (60% to 32%), senior citizens (58% to 35%), women (57% to 37%) and whites with university degrees (56% to 41%) and independents (51% to 36%).
Trump takes the lead among white voters (51% to 45%) and unqualified whites (58% to 37%). He also takes a narrow 1-point lead in men (48% to 47%).
The survey of 1,000 registered voters, more than half of whom were reached by telephone, took place on October 29 and 30 and shows an error rate of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
More than 92 million Americans cast their votes in the days leading up to the November 3 election – 66.8% of the total turnout in the 2016 election – as the candidates make their final efforts to mobilize support in battlefield nations .