Biden’s lead over Trump grows to 9 points according to latest poll, but questions remain over Reade’s sexual assault claim.

  • According to a Monmouth University poll released today, 50% of voters said they would vote for Joe Biden in a head-to-head matchup with Trump. 41% said they would vote for Donald Trump.
  • Biden’s lead rose to 9 points. In April he led Trump by 4 points. In March he led by 3.
  • A new question was added to the poll after Biden denied Tara Reade’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her.
  • 30% said the Reade accusation was likely credible, 32% said it was probably not true, and 31% had no opinion.
  • 43% of independent voters said the Reade accusation was true. 22% said it wan’t.
  • 41% of voters saw Biden favorably while 44% did not.
  • 40% of voters saw Trump favorably while 53% did not.
  • In a hypothetical three-way race with Justin Amash, a candidate for the Libertarian nomination, Mr. Biden still led Mr. Trump on the ballot — but by seven points, not by nine.