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Biden Inches Back

Democratic nominee Joe Biden is back in the lead, just barely, in the latest Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey.

The new national telephone and online survey finds Biden leading President Trump 48% to 47% among Likely U.S. Voters. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate. Just two percent (2%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The race has narrowed over the past three weeks and is now reminiscent of the closing weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign when Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton seesawed up and down within one or two points of each other in Rasmussen Reports polling.

Trump took his first lead last week, 47% to 46%, after Biden was ahead by two the week before. Three weeks ago marked the first time Trump had cleared the 45% mark since the weekly White House Watch began at the beginning of July.

The new survey finds Trump with 83% support among Republicans and a six-point lead among voters not affiliated with either major party. Biden has 83% of the Democrat vote.

White House Watch is updated at noon Eastern every Wednesday.

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The survey of 3,000 Likely Voters was conducted September 16-17 and 20-22, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 3,000 Likely Voters was conducted September 16-17 and 20-22, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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