Likely Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden held a 9-point lead over President Trump among registered voters, according to a national poll released on Sunday ahead of Democrats’ modified convention this week.
Across 11 “battleground” states – Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – Mr. Biden had a 7-point, 49% to 42% lead over the president.
Democrats held a 5-point, 47% to 42% lead over Republicans on a generic congressional ballot question.
Thirty-nine percent said they have a positive impression of Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Mr. Biden’s vice presidential pick, compared to 35% who said they had a negative view.
The survey of 900 registered voters was conducted Aug. 9-12 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.
Mr. Biden announced Ms. Harris as his pick on Aug. 11.