Patrick Basham’s analysis of new Democracy Institute/Sunday Express poll
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Patrick Basham's analysis of new Democracy Institute/Sunday Express poll

US election 2020: The one thing that will spell Joe Biden’s political end
Joe Biden’s campaign to be the next American president may have hit its high-water mark. That’s the central conclusion to be drawn from the new Democracy Institute poll.

By PATRICK BASHAM, DIRECTOR OF THE DEMOCRACY INSTITUTE IN WASHINGTON
PUBLISHED: 18:30, Sat, Aug 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:01, Mon, Aug 3, 2020

Although Biden remains in a competitive race with Donald Trump, and may well do so until Election Day, his support isn’t growing. And, tellingly, almost all of the issues that matter most to voters are trending in President Trump’s favour.

Surprisingly, perhaps, to a non-American audience, the coronavirus crisis is not the most pressing issue for Americans. That’s good news for Trump, as his ratings on handling the crisis are fair to poor.

More Americans are concerned about the economy and keeping their current, or getting a new, job. They don’t especially blame Trump for the lockdown-induced economic contraction, and they think he’ll do a better job of righting the economic ship than Biden.

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