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New NBC poll:
"Biden leads Trump by 9 points on which candidate better handles a crisis (47-38), and by 9 points on who would better handle the coronavirus (45-36)."https://t.co/XvWwIuCtCg
And Trump is getting all the exposure. But those Wizard of Oz briefings are failing: https://t.co/bnqGmPQxVL
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) April 19, 2020
when the race is reduced to 11 swing states — Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — Biden holds a combined 6-point lead over Trump, 49 percent to 43 percent. https://t.co/fLs3Ad2YRS via @nbcnews
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) April 19, 2020