Biden’s polling advantage diminishes as Trump gains pre-debate momentum

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s already slim lead over President Donald Trump continued to narrow in recent weeks, according to new polling data.

According to the survey’s results, Biden’s popular support nationwide has dropped two points over the past month, as reported by Breitbart.

An evaporating lead

The updated information came as part of the report from the most recent Fox News poll, which was published on Sunday.

While the former vice president’s campaign entered the summer with a comfortable national lead over the incumbent, that cushion has all but disappeared in many recent polls.

Even the Democratic National Convention last month and his selection of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to be his running mate had little, if any, positive impact on his popularity as a candidate.

As part of its survey, Fox News asked respondents if they believe Trump will be re-elected. More than half — 51% — predicted that he would, which is a marked increase over the 45% who said the same in July.

With nearly seven weeks left until Election Day, however, things can and likely will change many times before the votes are tallied.

“Move the First Debate up”

As one obvious example, the upcoming debates will likely provide insight into the candidates and their respective abilities to articulate and defend their platforms.

For his part, Trump is outwardly enthusiastic about squaring off against his rival on the debate stage. Last month, he tweeted that he supported moving the debates up from their current schedule in order to give early voters an opportunity to make a more informed decision.

“How can voters be sending in Ballots starting, in some cases, one month before the First Presidential Debate,” he wrote. “Move the First Debate up. A debate, to me, is a Public Service. Joe Biden and I owe it to the American People!”

He is apparently so confident in his abilities that he accepted an invitation to take part in a four-hour debate moderated by podcast host and comedian Joe Rogan.

Among those in Biden’s camp, however, some — including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) — seem to think the Democratic nominee would be better off to completely avoid debating the president. Voters will be able to determine which approach they believe is more presidential.

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