With the US presidential debates three weeks away, more voters believe President Donald Trump will come out victorious in the debates and be reelected after Nov. 3, according to a recent USA Today poll.
The poll, conducted with Suffolk University, resulted in 44 percent of voters saying they think Trump would win the presidency after the votes were counted in November against 41 percent favoring Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Although more voters said the recent conventions made them more likely to vote for Biden, 47 percent said Trump would win the presidential debates as opposed to the 40 percent that thinks Biden will win.
The first debate will be held on Sept. 29 in Cleveland, Ohio. The second debate, in Miami, Florida, will be on Oct. 15. A week later, the final debate is scheduled for Oct. 22, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Thirty-four percent of those surveyed considered themselves Democrats and 31 percent Republican. Another 27 percent identified as independents, while four percent said they were “other,” and two percent refused to answer.
And 70 percent were White/Caucasian compared to 11 percent Black/African-American, 11 percent Hispanic, three percent Asian and 1 percent American Indian/Alaska Native.
Asked if they felt the country was headed in the right direction or was on the wrong track, 62 percent said it was on the wrong track. Those who believed the country was on the right path accounted for 29 percent.
Yet, 46 percent said they would vote for Biden compared to 41 percent for Trump. Almost seven percent said they were undecided.
With 41 percent saying they would vote in person on election day, 33 percent will vote by mail-in absentee ballot.
Thirty-seven percent said they were “very concerned” about voter fraud with the widespread mail-in voting, which has been heavily criticized by Trump and the Republican party.
Another 32 percent said they were “not at all concerned” about the fraud, and 19 percent said they were “somewhat concerned.”