The widening gender gap between former President Donald Trump and current President Joe Biden, according to a Quinnipiac Poll, has propelled Biden to a 6-point lead over Trump.
“Biden holds a lead over Trump 50 – 44 percent among registered voters in a hypothetical general election matchup,” wrote Quinnipiac.
In contrast to a similar poll in late December that was “too close to call,” Biden has edged ahead of Trump, thanks partly to the female vote.
Women now support Biden over Trump 58 to 36, up from 53 to 41 back in December.
“The gender demographic tells a story to keep an eye on. Propelled by female voters in just the past few weeks, the head-to-head tie with Trump morphs into a modest lead for Biden.”
Interestingly, the poll also found that in a matchup between President Joe Biden and Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley, Haley leads Trump 47 to 42 percent, largely thanks to independents.
87% of Democrats support Biden over Haley. 79% of Republicans support Haley over Biden.
“In a head-to-head matchup against Biden, Haley outperforms Trump, thanks to independents. Add third party candidates to the mix and her numbers slip in part because of her weakness among Republicans.”