The results of the poll show Trump leading across much of the country, if the election were held today. The poll shows that Trump beats Biden in every region except in the North East and leading in key demographics.
"Trump leads in the Midwest (45.9% vs. 44.9%), the South (45.8% vs. 44.6), and the West (42.4% vs. 39.7%). Biden leads Trump in the Northeast 53.6% to 39.1%.
Trump now leads Biden among those aged 45-64 (45.8% support Trump vs. 41.8% Biden), those 65 and older (50.7% vs. 39.3%), women (44.9% vs. 41.9%), Whites (50.2% vs. 38.4%), independent voters (46.2% vs. 36.9%), suburban voters (47% vs. 39.4%) and rural voters (54.8% vs. 37.2%), and married women (52.2% vs 40.0%).
Moreover, even among those who still favored Biden in October, Trump realized some significant gains. Among Black voters, for instance, Trump moved from 18.1% support in September to 20.3% in October.
Among Hispanic voters, the fastest-growing voting bloc in the U.S., Trump gained a hefty 14.6 percentage points, from 24.2% to 38.8%. That’s more than the 33% of the Hispanic vote that Trump garnered in the 2020 election.
Moderates, often identified with independents and other key swing voters, tacked on 5.8 percentage points to their overall support of Trump, from 32.4% to 38.2%.
Among married women, often viewed as a heavily influential voting group, the shift toward Trump was particularly notable: In September, this group favored Biden (42.4%) to Trump (42.1%). In October, they gave Trump 53.2% of their vote, versus just 40% for Biden, a huge swing."
Clearly, there are a lot of Democrats or other people who voted for Biden who are experiencing buyer’s remorse.
Now, even though Trump is beating him in most regions, Biden still holds a slim lead in total numbers, 45% to 44%, 6% choosing “other” and 5% saying “not sure.” But the momentum is all for Trump and Biden is still dropping. He dropped 1.2 points in September while Trump gained 1.8 points. The more the Biden problems hit, the more people remember how good they had it under Trump.
Then, if you apply the basic principle that most polls seem to be skewed toward Democrats, that final number probably is more for Trump than it might show.