Biden against Trump: Who's ahead by a nose economically

in the past week, published opinion poll in the United States shows that President Donald trump's democratic Challenger, Joe Biden, was able to extend its lead

Biden against Trump: Who's ahead by a nose economically

in the past week, published opinion poll in the United States shows that President Donald trump's democratic Challenger, Joe Biden, was able to extend its lead to eleven percentage points. The major survey of the Nation Public Radio with the pollsters of Marist College comes to Biden's campaign strategists just right. Biden had made Kamala Harris to his comrade-in-arms as a prospective Vice-President – a few days before the virtual nomination of the democratic national Convention on Monday. Now the strategists hoped to rekindle in the country the enthusiasm for the Duo.

Winand von Petersdorff-Campen

Economics correspondent in Washington.

F. A. Z.

values, The critically acclaimed survey, as positive as they were generally for Biden, however, contained a bad message. A narrow majority of 47 per cent still believe that Trump is better for the economy than Biden, which was 45 per cent, two points lower. The projection of the President fell, although since the spring. However, the fact that, despite double-digit unemployment and a record deficit in the Federal budget Trump the leadership in the question of economic competence could keep, deserves the attention of Biden's campaign team. This is even more true, as the respondents in the same survey the economy is the most important issue before the pandemic is chosen.

Biden had presented itself in the intra-party pre-election campaign as a moderate politician, and from the politically more radical opponents Elisabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders sold. According to his plans, the Rich must pay more taxes, but not rich tax. The expansion of government health care is also on his Agenda, but the Left demanded national health insurance for all (Medicare for all) is not provided. Biden doesn't see the technology giants of Silicon Valley to be critical, but calls to dismantle them, like other politicians of his party.

tax and plans for a Corona Title

Although the left wing is doing in this issue, it is not expected that Biden in this question radicalized. His team is happy not only with donations from the High-tech companies, but also on the Expertise of the digital election campaign, the growing importance of after because of the pandemic classic rallies rar will be. In addition, the idea Matures beyond party boundaries, that one should not weaken the few companies that will emerge stronger from the current crisis.

The crisis represents the most beautiful, and plans for a Reservation. This applies necessarily also to Biden's tax plans, which aim to burden the Rich and the corporations more. The increase in the top tax rate from 37 to almost 40 percent, the cancellation of tax privileges for capital income, social security taxes for incomes above $ 400,000 and a corporate income tax of 28 instead of 21 percent, are the Central elements of the program.

Updated Date: 17 August 2020, 05:19

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