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Biden Leads Trump by 8 Points in New York Times/Siena Poll


Democrat Joe Biden holds an 8-point lead over President Donald Trump, 49% to 41%, in a New York Times/Siena College poll, helped by a wide lead among women voters.

Biden leads among women by 53% to 37% but has also drawn level with Trump at 45%-45% among men, who typically lean Republican, according to the survey.

The poll of 950 likely voters was taken Sept. 22-24. The margin of error was plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

The survey was taken before Trump announced his selection of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.

Some 62% of women, 63% of independents and 60% of college-educated white voters said they preferred that the winner of November’s election make the court selection.

The poll showed that 57% of respondents said they support the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, against 38% who oppose it.

The Supreme Court will take up a new constitutional challenge to the health-care law a week after the election; Barrett has previously voiced skepticism about the ACA.

Earlier Sunday, a Washington Post-ABC News poll showed Biden and running mate Senator Kamala Harris up 54% to 44% over Trump and Vice President Mike Pence among those likely to vote.

    Published on September 27, 2020, 6:58 AM EDT

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