President Donald Trump is gaining more traction as recent surveys show Democratic challenger Joe Biden’s lead in the presidential race is tightening.
Fox News released a new poll Sunday showing 51% of likely voters and registered voters believe Trump will be reelected in November. In the July poll, only 45% said they think the president will serve a second term.
The enthusiasm surrounding the 2020 elections has increased, with 58% of Trump supporters saying they are motivated to vote in this year’s election. In comparison, only 35% of the his supporters said they were looking forward to the 2016 voting season.
Trump also saw an upward tick when responders were asked whether they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the candidates. Forty-six percent of registered voters said they have a positive opinion of the Republican leader, which is up by three percentage points from the Aug. 20 survey.
Interviews for the new Fox News poll were conducted Sept. 7-10. A random national sample of 1,311 registered voters was selected for the survey. The results also have a margin of error of plus or minor 2.5 percentage points.
National polls released within recent weeks indicate the race between Trump and Biden remains unchanged nationally. At a state level, surveys show the Democratic nominee holding a narrow lead in battleground states.
According to AARP state polls, the race between Trump and Biden remains close in 11 key battleground states. Likely voters in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin were interviewed days before and after Labor Day.
In Pennsylvania, Biden leads Trump by 3% among likely voters and 4% among voters over the age of 50. In Florida, the Democratic nominee holds a slim 2% lead among all voters, while the president leads by 3% among the 50-plus electorate.
Both candidates are tied at 48% in North Carolina. Trump holds a big edge over Biden in Montana, 50% to 43%. Biden has a double-digit lead in Colorado (50% to 40%) and Maine (54% to 40%).