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National polling average

Biden is leading (+9) the national polling average.

Illustration of Joe Biden

Biden

52%

Trump

43%

Illustration of Donald Trump

Average of national polls since Oct. 12 that meet Washington Post standards for transparency and quality. Includes polls by CNN, Economist-YouGov, Fox News, NBC-WSJ, SurveyMonkey-Tableau and Quinnipiac University.

Slight lead

Clear lead

StateBidenTrump
Arizona50%46%
Florida4947
Georgia4947
Iowa4747
Michigan5142
Nevada5046
North Carolina5146
Ohio4749
Pennsylvania5044
Texas4649
Wisconsin5243

Sources: Average of state polls since Oct. 4 that meet Washington Post standards for transparency and quality. Includes polls by AJC-UGA, CBS-YouGov, CNN, De Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa, Fox News, Franklin & Marshall College, Marquette Law School, Monmouth University, Muhlenberg College-Morning Call, NBC News-Marist College, NYT-Siena College, OH Predictive Insights, Post-ABC, Quinnipiac University, SurveyMonkey-Tableau and University of North Florida.

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