Katelyn Caralle, Daily Mail, July 19, 2020
While Donald Trump continues to slip in the polls against Joe Biden, the president still remains ahead among two demographics – male and white voters, but the presumed Democratic nominee is still ahead in almost every other demographic.
Overall, if the election were held today, Biden would earn 49 per cent of the vote, which is 8 per cent more than Trump’s 41 per cent, according to a Fox News poll released Sunday.
‘First of all, I’m not losing, because those are fake polls,’ Trump told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace in a pre-recorded interview. ‘They were fake in 2016 and now they’re even more fake. The polls were much worse in 2016.’
Trump has continuously dismissed polls showing Biden winning as ‘fake,’ claiming they will be proven wrong just like what happened in his 2016 victory against Hillary Clinton.
The president also still refuses to say if he will willingly accept the results if he does not emerge the victor in November.
The same Fox News poll, taken July 12-15, reveals that when it comes to male voters, Trump is up by 5 percentage points, but among women voters, Biden leads the president by 9 points.
White voters are also much more likely to cast their ballot for Trump over Biden in the November elections – those with a college degree by a 3 per ent margin and without a degree by 9 percentage points.
Biden is ahead of Trump among all other races.
A massive 64 per cent of black voters say they would vote for Biden over Trump while the Democrat is ahead among Hispanic voters by 30 per cent.
During his taped interview with Wallace, which aired Sunday morning, Trump railed against mail-in voting, claiming it could lead Democrats to rig the election results.
The Fox News poll, however, reveals that only 15 per cent of voters want the election held full in-person.
Thirty-one per cent are in favor of an option that allows for both in-person and remote – or mail-in – voting, and 25 per cent want elections to be held fully through the mail.
Wallace asked if he feels mail-in ballots are more susceptible to fraud if he would not accept the results of the election if the mail-in ballot measures were used and he were to lose against Biden.
‘I have to see. Look, Hillary Clinton asked me the same thing,’ Trump said in an attempt to deflect. ‘And you know what? She’s the one that never accepted it.’
‘She never accepted her loss and she looks like a fool,’ the president said of the 2016 loser.
‘But can you give a, can you give a direct answer you will accept the election?’ Wallace pushed.
‘No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not going to say no, and I didn’t last time either,’ he finally acknowledged during the wide-range interview.
Biden’s campaign responded to the comments by asserting: ‘The American people will decide this election.’
‘And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House,’ the statement continued.
Among voters 18-30 years of age, 58 per cent said they would vote for Biden to the 22 per cent who said their ballots would be cast for Trump.
While 11 per cent more independents said they would vote for Biden over Trump, the largest portion of that demographic, at 42 per cent said they either don’t know who they are voting for, won’t vote in the 2020 presidential elections at all or would vote for someone other than the Democrat or Republican candidate.
Two other demographics where Trump, 74, is experiencing a lead are among those registered in rural areas, by 9 per cent, and among senior voters by 1 percentage point over Biden, 77.
Biden is winning over Trump among suburban voters by 11 per cent.
Of the 1,104 registered voters who were surveyed, 45 per cent approve of the job Trump is doing as president – but seven per cent of those respondents say they would back Biden in November.
‘Whether it’s in 2021 or 2025, how will you regard your years as President of the United States?’ Wallace asked during his one-on-one White House interview with Trump.
‘I think I was very unfairly treated,’ the president said. ‘From before I even won I was under investigation by a bunch of thieves, crooks. It was an illegal investigation.’