New May polls between Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden still show a substantial lead for the former Vice President.
New polls from major polling organizations show a healthy 5-point lead average for Biden over Trump in the general election. Conservative polls FOX News and Rasmussen show leads of 8 and 5 points, respectively, while ABC News and the Washington post show a large 10-point lead heading into June.
Approval ratings for Trump have been falling since he began public press conferences surrounding the country’s response to COVID-19. Biden’s numbers have remained steady as he continues to search for a running mate - a decision he said he'd have made by August 1.
Ongoing protests surrounding racial inequality and police brutality are showcasing the different leadership qualities of both Trump and Biden. Trump, after keeping silent for almost a week, gave a public address on June 1 calling for a swift end to protests with "dominating" uses of force by state police, the National Guard and, if necessary, the U.S. military. Biden has taken a more peaceful and empathetic approach to the protests, meeting with protesters and doing more listening than speech-giving.
The Democratic National Convention starts on August 17, where Biden’s candidacy for the general election will be made official.