Biden’s lead evaporates in new poll that finds him weaker vs. Trump than Hillary Clinton was in 2016

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Former Vice President Joe Biden’s national lead over President Donald Trump has nearly evaporated according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll that shows the Democratic frontrunner facing a “massive enthusiasm gap” in the November general election.

Although Biden maintains a solid lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination, he finds himself in a statistical tie with the president in a head-to-head matchup, only slightly ahead by two points (49-47%) among registered voters. The pollsters noted that Biden’s standing has deteriorated since their last survey in February which found him with a more comfortable 7-point (52-45%) over Trump.

Meanwhile, among Democratic primary voters who support Sanders for the nomination, 15% said they’d back Trump over Biden in November.

Biden trails Trump on key issues and enthusiasm
A major red flag for the Democrats is that the ABC News/Washington Post survey found Trump’s supporters far more energized than Biden’s backers. While 53% of Trump voters described themselves as “very enthusiastic” about supporting him, only 24% of Biden’s backers said the same. Trump also leads Biden on key issues. – READ MORE

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