According to a poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports, Joe Biden’s lead of President Donald Trump dropped by two points after he announced that his running mate would be Senator Kamala Harris.
Breitbart News reported that the poll which was released on Wednesday August 19.
The poll revealed that Biden only had a four-point lead in the national popular vote, 48 percent to 44 percent.
The poll of 2,500 likely voters was conducted between August 12 and August 18.
“The results represent a two point drop in support for Biden when compared to the six point lead he had over Trump in a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted the prior week in August, 49 percent to 43 percent,” as Breitbart News reported.
As Breitbart News reported earlier this week:
“Joe Biden’s lead over Donald Trump in the national popular vote in the 2020 presidential election has virtually evaporated just days after the former vice president named Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate because of a significant decline in support from black and Hispanic voters, according to a poll released by CNN on Sunday evening.”
“Ten percent of black and Hispanic voters have changed their support from Biden to Trump in just two months.”
“This decline in support for Biden and increase in support for Trump among black and Hispanic voters has caused Biden’s lead among registered voters to drop from 14 points — 55 percent to 41 percent — in the same nationwide poll conducted for CNN by SSRS in June, to four percent — 50 percent to 46 percent — in the nationwide poll of 987 registered voters conducted for CNN by SSRS between August 12 and August 15.”
“The poll has a margin of error of four percent, which means the race for president is now a statistical tie.”
More from Breitbart News:
Biden named Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, August 11.
Significantly, the Rasmussen Reports poll also concluded, “The new survey finds Biden with 81% of the Democratic vote. Trump has the support of 77% of Republicans, but, for the first time, he leads among voters not affiliated with either major political party.”
An Economist/YouGov poll released on Wednesday found that Biden’s lead over Trump was unchanged at ten percent in the week after the announcement of Harris compared to the week before that announcement.
The Real Clear Politics Average of Polls, which includes the Rasmussen Reports, CNN/SSRS, Hill/HarrisX, and Economist/YouGov polls, in additional to several others, shows that Biden’s lead over Trump has remained slightly above seven points from August 11, the day he selected Harris as his running mate, and Wednesday August 19.
On August 11, Biden’s lead over Trump in the Real Clear Politics Average of polls was 7.2 percent. On August 19, Biden’s lead is 7.6 percent.