Joe Biden (D) holds a 14-point lead nationally over President Trump, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released on Wednesday.
The survey, taken June 17-22 among 1,337 registered voters, showed the Democrat Party’s presumptive nominee leading the president 50 percent to 36 percent. According to the Times, the results serve as a sign that Trump is “the clear underdog right now in his fight for a second term”:
But among a striking cross-section of voters, the distaste for Mr. Trump has deepened as his administration failed to stop a deadly disease that crippled the economy and then as he responded to a wave of racial-justice protests with angry bluster and militaristic threats. The dominant picture that emerges from the poll is of a country ready to reject a president whom a strong majority of voters regard as failing the greatest tests confronting his administration.
The Times’ survey shows the former vice president leading with not just black, Hispanic, and female voters, but “groups that have typically been the backbones of Republican electoral success,” the paper noted.