Poll Shows Both Presidential Candidates Plagued by Unfavorable Ratings

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A small majority of voters trust President Donald Trump to handle jobs and the economy, but Joe Biden leads on all other issues, according to a USC Dornsife Daybreak poll released today.

The poll reveals 59% of registered voters have an unfavorable opinion of Trump, compared to a 50% favorable rating for Biden. Voters also rank uniting the country and healing racial divisions at No. 2 among their most important issues, followed by coronavirus response.

One-third of all registered voters say jobs and the economy are their most important issues in deciding which presidential candidate to vote for, the poll shows.  When asked which candidate they trust more to handle jobs and the economy, registered voters give President Donald Trump a 4 percentage-point advantage over former Vice President Joe Biden.

But on uniting the country and healing racial divisions, and on COVID-19 response, Biden has an advantage of 22 points and 14 points, respectively. The poll also found that nearly 3 out of 5 voters have an unfavorable opinion of Trump; nearly half have an “extremely unfavorable'' opinion. Voters are more evenly split over Biden. Half rated him either “somewhat favorable'' or “extremely favorable'' and 47% rated him unfavorably, including more than a third who have an “extremely unfavorable'' opinion.

The poll has a +/- 2 percentage point overall margin of sampling error.

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