Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 5 points nationally but Trump holds the edge in key battleground states that could decide the election.

  • The CNN Poll was conducted by SSRS May 7-10 among a random national sample of 1,112 adults.
  • Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.
  • 51% of registered voters nationwide back Biden while 46% say they prefer Trump, a 5 point lead for Biden.
  • In battleground states, 52% favor Trump while 45% favor Biden, a 7 point lead for Trump.
  • Among independents, 50% back Trump while 46% back Biden.
  • Among women, Biden leads Trump 55% to 41%, a huge lead of 14 points.
  • Among men, 50% back Trump, 46% back Biden.
  • Among whites, Trump leads Biden 55% to 43%.
  • Among people of color, an overwhelming 69% back Biden over 26% for Trump.
  • A majority of Americans say they have an unfavorable view of the President (55%) while fewer feel negatively about Biden (46%).