A hundred days before the US presidential election, Joe Biden settles down as a recourse

Joe Biden, July 14, in Wilmington (Delaware), during a campaign rally.

Weeks go by and Joe Biden continues to profit from Donald Trump’s rejection. While the White House’s handling of the pandemic has come under massive criticism since cases of contamination and deaths attributed to the virus have started to rise again, the former vice president is deemed more trustworthy than his opponent in the election of November 3 (54% against 34%) to fight against Covid-19, the main subject of concern.

On most topics related to the pandemic, the Democrat is in unison with a clear majority of opinion, according to a poll by the Washington post and the ABC channel published on July 19, which cross-references the results of other surveys. The latest example to date, he pleads for the opening of schools on a case-by-case basis at the start of the school year, while Donald Trump demands a return to normalcy throughout the country.

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Joe Biden’s advantage isn’t limited to illness. His image is also better than that of the president, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released in mid-July. It is judged more “ honest “, more ” concerned about average Americans “And it is also rated higher in terms of” leadership qualities ”. Joe Biden is also considered more competent to respond to racial tensions (33% versus 58%) and even to ensure the safety of Americans (41% versus 50%), according to the poll. Washington post.

This last point is a cruel disavowal for Donald Trump, who tried to appear as ” the president of law and order During the sometimes violent protests that were sparked on May 25 by the death of an African-American, George Floyd, suffocated by the knee of a white Minneapolis policeman as he lay on the ground, handcuffed.

Pawns on the left wing

These harsh judgments explain the advance which Joe Biden enjoys for the moment in terms of voting intentions, even if this advance fluctuates according to the polling institutes and according to the States determining for the victory. Spared for the moment by the controversies that had handicapped Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016, he continues to lead a low noise and mainly remote campaign in the name of the fight against the pandemic.

The former vice-president has had an eight-point lead over Donald Trump since early June. He especially distances his opponent in the three decisive states that the current president had won in 2016: Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The Democrat also dominates Donald Trump in Florida, the current epicenter of the pandemic, whose much-criticized Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is supported wholeheartedly by the president.

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