As election day draws ever closer, a new poll reveals that Donald Trump has finally taken the lead from Joe Biden in a significant national poll.
Sunday Express/Democracy Institute Poll released on Sunday found that President Trump has edged out Joe Biden by one point — 46 to 45 percent.
While Trump’s lead is well within the poll’s margin of error, this is the first major poll showing Trump leading Biden — terrible news for Biden as the election heads into its final days.
Additionally, despite the universal negative media coverage of the first Presidential debate last week, this poll reflects a slight bump in voter opinion of Trump.
The poll of 1,500 likely voters was conducted between September 30 and October 2 and has a margin of error of 2.5 percent, which means the results indicate a statistical tie between Trump and Biden. The poll surveyed voters in the wake the first presidential debate between Trump and Biden on September 29.
Other polls released within the last week show Biden holding slim leads on Trump — a Zogby poll released on Saturday shows Biden holding a two-point advantage over Trump, and an IBD/TIPP Poll showed a three-point lead for Biden.
Perhaps the most disturbing news for the Biden campaign, however, comes from the Democracy Institute poll, which noted that 18 percent of black voters — as opposed to eight percent in 2016 — support Trump.
“To beat Trump, Biden needs nine in 10 Black votes, and lots of Black voters to cast ballots. Currently, he’s positioned to win only eight in ten, with two out of ten Black voters ready to support Trump, and overall Black turnout looking to be flat, at best,” Democracy Institute director Pat Basham explained.