51% of voters polled said Biden would be better at uniting the country, while 26% said Trump would.
These include: his ties to China, the country the White House blames for the spread of the pandemic; Hunter Biden, the vice president's son, whom aides believe can be painted as a symbol of corruption; and Mr Biden's support for a 1994 crime bill, which Mr Trump says helped create conditions that have led to the unrest in American cities.
Driving up Biden's negative ratings is an imperative for the Trump team: It sees little it can do to increase the president's own favourability numbers, which have been stubbornly underwater since Trump took office.
The president, who rarely misses an opportunity to blast a poll that he doesn't like, took to Twitter soon after the survey's release to charge that "CNN Polls are as Fake as their Reporting". "And I would ask you maybe to reserve judgment until after that time", Carson told "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper when asked how the President would respond to criticism regarding a post he retweeted that attacked the character of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis two weeks ago.
The positive numbers were unexpected, as most economists had predicted the rate would continue to rise due to a net loss in jobs.
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Their data was compared with 3,132 patients who were given standard hospital care. Her retraction note was published by The Lancet on Thursday.
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The CNN poll was conducted by SSRS from June 2-5, surveying a random national sample of 1,259 adults by telephone, including 1,125 registered voters. The 46-year old black man died after a white Minneapolis police officer put his knee on the handcuffed Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.
63% disapprove of how Trump is handling race relations in the U.S.
The poll also found that only 38 per cent of respondents approved the way Trump handled the presidency, while a majority of these participants, 57 per cent, disapproved.
Voters said they believed Biden would be better able than Trump to end political gridlock in Washington and behave competently and effectively in the job. His signature rallies had been frozen for months, and his cash advantage over Biden, while vast, wasn't growing as quickly as hoped because the pandemic put a halt to high-dollar fundraisers. NBC exit polls from 2016 had Clinton with a 13 percentage point lead over Trump among women.
Aides have warned Mr Trump the renewed national interest in racial injustice and the president's major "law and order" push have animated parts of the Democratic base - black and younger voters - whose lagging enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton in 2016 cleared the way for Mr Trump's narrow victory.