President Donald Trump is nearly tied with Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden in a hypothetical general election matchup, while nearly twice as many of the Republican incumbents’ supporters say they are “very enthusiastic” compared to those of the former vice president, according to a new poll.
If the general election were to happen today between Biden and Trump, the former vice president would win 49 percent of registered voters while the president would win 47 percent, the new ABC News/Washington Post survey found. With a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points, the presumptive Republican nominee and the like Democratic candidate are virtually tied.
Trump has made significant gains over Biden in the last month as well, the polling data showed. In February, the president was seven points behind his Democratic rival among registered voters, compared to just 2 points now. Overall, when all respondents – not just registered voters – are taken into consideration, Biden performs better, beating Trump 50 percent to 44 percent.
Eighty-six percent of Trump’s backers say they are enthusiastic about their candidate, while just 74 percent of Biden supporters say the same. And nearly twice as many likely Trump voters say they are “very enthusiastic,” 55 percent, compared to Biden backers, just 28 percent.RELATED STORIES