Joe Biden’s Lead Over Donald Trump Rises in Latest National Polls

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s lead over President Donald Trump has widened in the latest national polls. RealClearPolitics’ average currently gives Biden a 7-point lead.

Biden has led in the polls since Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race. This is, however, higher than it has been. Last month, Biden held a 5-point lead over Trump.

Presumably, the swing is a result of the economy collapsing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The unemployment rate skyrocketed from 4.4% to 14.7% between March and April. It improved slightly in May, to 13.3%, but according to the federal government, the real unemployment rate is likely at least 16%.

Trump does lead Biden in some key battleground states. RCP has the president leading in the following: Pennsylvania (+4), Arizona (+1), North Carolina  (+3), and Texas (+1).

These numbers are undoubtedly a good sign for Biden’s supporters but they shouldn’t plan any celebrations. For comparison, on June 4 in 2016, then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton led Trump by 1.5 points, according to RCP.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.