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Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump In Latest Grinnell National Poll

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“With Americans reporting substantial disapproval of the president’s handling of the coronavirus and understanding the problems of ‘people like me,’ the president’s prospects are looking increasingly grim with just two months to go before Election Day,” says Peter Hanson, director of the Grinnell National Poll. “His strength continues to be the positive evaluations he receives for his handling of the economy.”

On this "Politics Day" edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by political scientists Peter Hanson and Jim McCormick. They dive into President Trump's visit to Wisconsin and discuss the results from the latest Grinnell National Poll.

If the election were held today, the newest edition of the Grinnell College National Poll shows Joe Biden winning the popular vote in his quest to become the 46th President of the United States.

Former Vice President Biden leads President Donald Trump 49-41% according to the poll, which was conducted August 26-30, 2020 as part of a continuing partnership between Grinnell College and nationally renowned polling firm Selzer & Company.

Later in the program, Kieffer discusses Ed Markey's Massachusetts primary victory over Joe Kennedy III and a historic plane flight from Israel to the United Arab Emirates.

Guests:

Peter Hanson, associate professor of political science at Grinnell College and director of the Grinnell National Poll

Jim McCormick, professor of political science at Iowa State University

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River