Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s national lead over President Trump has increased to 13 percent, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday.
In the survey, 48 percent of respondents said that they would vote for the former vice president, with 35 percent saying that they would support for Trump.
Trump has seen his poll numbers flail in recent months, as criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his response to nationwide protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd mount.
As the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, 55 percent of respondents said they disapprove of Trump’s handling of the health crisis, which has killed over 115,000 Americans, with just 40 approving of his response to the crisis.
Conversely, about two-thirds of those surveyed were sympathetic to the protests that have been going on for over three weeks. Trump has taken an openly aggressive stance against the protests, repeatedly threatening use of military force to quell the unrest, raising eyebrows on both sides of the aisle.
According to the new poll, Trump’s support among Republicans has fallen 13 percent since March.
At 38 percent among all respondents, the president’s approval rating is the lowest it has been since November, during Congress’ impeachment proceedings.
The poll, wich was conducted June 10-16, surveyed 4,426 registered voters and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.