Joseph R. Biden holds an 11-point lead over President Trump, according to a national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Thursday.
Mr. Biden had an 11-point, 53% to 42% lead over Mr. Trump among registered voters. That margin was down from a 14-point lead for Mr. Biden in a poll taken right after the first presidential debate on Sept. 29.
Despite the deficit for the incumbent, 50% said they and their families are better off than they were four years ago, compared to 34% who said they’re worse off — approximately in line with recent Gallup polling.
However, 38% said the country is better off than it was four years ago, compared to 58% who said it’s worse off.
Republicans also had a 13-point advantage over Democrats on who respondents think would do a better job on dealing with the economy, which was rated the top issue for voters in deciding who to vote for for president.