New York: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads Republican US President Donald Trump nationally among likely US voters by 9 percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that showed Trumps law and order message falling short with its target audience of suburban voters.
The September 11-15 opinion poll, released on Wednesday, found that 50 per cent of likely voters said they were casting their ballots for Biden while 41 per cent were doing the same for Trump.
Another 3 per cent said they would support a third-party candidate and the rest were undecided.
Winning the national popular vote does not necessarily mean winning the election, which is decided by the state-by-state Electoral College system. Trump won in 2016 despite losing the popular vote.