Democratic Party officials are expressing concern that while former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in most national public polls, he trails on the issue of handling the economy, NBC News reported Friday.
Trump leads Biden on the issue by an average of 3.5 percentage points, according to RealClearPolitics, ranging from 11 points to a minus 2 in one poll.
"I do think there's work to do here in connecting the dots," NBC News quoted Democratic Party campaign strategist Hari Sevugan as saying. Sevugan worked for Pete Buttigieg in his nomination bid and for Barack Obama in 2008. "We need to do a better job of showing that a failure to deal with the pandemic was a failure to look out for the economy."
Biden still leads the RealClearPolitics average by 7.5 percentage points, which has narrowed by nearly 3 points since late June.
However, in key battleground states, Trump is ahead significantly on the economy: 8 points in Wisconsin, 10 points in Pennsylvania and 13 points in Florida.
The economy usually ranks as the No. 1 voting issue for most voters, a reason Democrats are wary.
"Right now, people are focused a little more on COVID and school re-openings and the recent shootings, but I would agree that the overarching theme is going to be about who is best for the economy," said Biden donor and the founder of holding company 32 advisors, Robert Wolf. "And I am just hopeful that Joe's messaging breaks through."
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