President Donald Trump is closing the gap against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, according to a poll released Thursday.
Donald Trump Cuts Joe Biden's Lead in Half After Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death: Poll
Sep. 25 - With the first U.S. presidential debate of 2020 expected to occur on Tuesday, polling data released Thursday showed President Donald Trump gaining on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Biden is ahead of Trump nationwide by an average of 7 points according to RealClearPolitics. How Biden performs during the debates could be a determining factor in how some voters cast their ballots. Trump has called Biden mentally unfit to run the U.S. and called his performance during the Democratic debates "a disaster." Biden said in September he was "looking forward" to debating the president.
In a Yahoo News/YouGov poll, 45 percent of registered voters in the U.S. plan on voting for Biden. President Trump had the support of 40 percent of those surveyed. When the question was presented by the poll to voters earlier this month, Biden led by 49 percent while President Trump garnered 39 percent. more details
24 Sep 2020
Emerging at the top of the Supreme Court steps on Thursday, President Donald Trump heard something he doesn't often hear -- at least directed toward him: booing. "Vote him out," crowds began chanting when Trump appeared before the flag-draped coffin containing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week after a long bout with cancer. With his face concealed behind a mask -- another rarity for the President, who does not often wear one in public -- Trump glanced over to where the crowd had gathered nearby. His wife, first lady Melania Trump, looked straight ahead. The chants grew louder as the Trumps stood before the coffin, framed by massive Corinthian columns. After a few moments standing silently, the pair returned to their limousine and drove back to the White House. Outside the Oval Office, Trump was seen in animated conversation with top aides, including chief of staff Mark Meadows.
Sep. 24 - The people mourning the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the steps of the Supreme Court made sure that Donald Trump knew how they felt about him when he showed up to pay his respects.
The President of the United States, along with First Lady Melania Trump, emerged at the top of the Supreme Court steps on Thursday afternoon (September 24) in Washington, D.C.
The Trumps were seen wearing face masks while they looked straight ahead for their few moments in public. The booing started very quickly and then the crowd started to chant “vote him out.”
Later in the day, Trump was questioned about what happened and he denied hearing the boos.
“I think that was just a political chant. We could hardly hear it from where we were,” Trump said (via CNN). “Somebody said there was some chanting. But they were right next to the media. But we could hardly hear too much. We heard a sound but it wasn’t very strong.”
You can watch the moment in the video above.