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Biden leads Trump, but margin tightening: Polls

Washington: Two new national polls conducted nearly entirely after last week’s Republican National Convention indicate Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holding an upper-single-digit lead over President Trump.

But an average of all national surveys in the White House race shows a slight narrowing in the showdown between the former vice president and the Republican incumbent, reports Fox News.

According to a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday, Biden tops Trump 50-43% among registered voters nationwide. This is down from a 12-point lead he held in June.

If the election were held today, a Grinnell College national poll also released on Wednesday shows Biden ahead of Trump 49%-41% among likely voters nationwide. The survey was conducted Aug. 26-30 – both during and after the Republican confab – by Selzer and Company.

An average of all the most recent national polls in the Biden-Trump race compiled by Real Clear Politics indicates Biden up by 6.3 points (48.9%-42.6%). That’s a slight decrease from the 7.8 point lead Biden held in the RCP  average (50-1%-42.3%) on Aug. 24 at the start of the GOP convention.

More important, Biden retains the edge in most of the key general election battleground states, but his advantage is narrowing.

In Florida, the largest of the key swing states, Biden holds a 3.7-point edge over Trump, according to an average of the latest surveys in the state compiled by Real Clear Politics. Biden’s up by 2.6 points in Wisconsin, 4.7 points in Pennsylvania, 3.5 points in Wisconsin, 2.2 points in Arizona, and 5.3 points in Minnesota. The president holds a 1-point edge in North Carolina and 1.3 points in Georgia.

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