Trump takes the lead over Biden in Rasmussen poll

On Tuesday, Rasmussen released a poll showing Democratic nominee Joe Biden ahead of President Donald Trump by a single percentage point. On Wednesday, the situation was reversed.

According to Wednesday’s version of Rasmussen’s daily presidential tracking survey, Trump led Biden by one point in national support. 

Rasmussen poll shows tight race

Rasmussen also reported that Trump is slightly more popular with members of his party voters than the former vice president is with Democrats.

“Trump earns 81% support among Republicans and leads by three points among voters not affiliated with either major party,” Breitbart quoted the polling firm as stating. “Biden has 79% of the Democrat vote but has led among unaffiliateds in previous surveys.”

Breitbart noted that the Wednesday survey’s margin of error was 2.5 points and was conducted among 1500 likely voters last Thursday and again on Sunday and Monday.

It also pointed out, “Rasmussen, one of the few pollsters that correctly called the 2016 race, also has Trump’s job approval rating at 52 percent, with a 47 percent disapproval.”

Early voting numbers close in swing states

What’s more, the website covered signs of Republican strength in the critical Rust Belt swing states of Wisconsin and Michigan, both of which Trump carried by very narrow margins 4 years ago.

NBC News reports that in Wisconsin, registered Republicans requested 43 percent of mail-in ballots whereas Democrat requests stood at 36 percent.

The vote tracking website Target Smart states that as of October 29, 37.6 percent of the early votes already submitted have come from Republicans, compared to 39.8 percent that were sent in by Democrats. Those numbers represent a massive change from 2016, when Democrats led Republicans in early voting by 10.3 points.

In Michigan, Democrats are ahead of Republicans by 4.2 points when it comes to votes returned but are 2 points behind in ballots requested.

In Nevada, the current total of votes submitted by the two parties are neck and neck, with Democrats maintaining an advantage of just 1.3 points. In 2016, they held a 10 point lead in early votes and Trump went on to lose the state by 2.42 percent.

Those changes could be reflective of significant improvements that the GOP has made in voter registration numbers since the last presidential contest.

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