Washington, D.C. – The campaign of the virtual Democratic presidential candidate for the November elections, Joe Biden, raised in June $ 141 million, thus surpassing for the second consecutive month that of his rival, President Donald Trump, who obtained $ 131 million in the same period.
This was reported this Thursday by the campaign team of the former vice president, who explained that this amount represents half of what was raised by the campaign, the Democratic National Committee and other donors during the second quarter of 2020.
This is the second month in a row that Biden has topped Trump in revenue, as the former vice president received $ 81 million in donations in May, compared to $ 74 for the current White House tenant.RELATED
Regarding June, the Democrat team explained that 68% of those who gave money were new donors, with the average donation being $ 34.
For its part, the Trump campaign announced on Wednesday a total collection of $ 131 million in June, almost half of the total of $ 266 million obtained in the second quarter of the year.
This coincides with a very bad moment for the current president, who according to a survey published last week is at the lowest point of popularity, with 40% approval, after the racial protests by cases of police abuse and in between of a rebound in the spread of coronavirus in the country.
And it is that according to a survey carried out by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion (MIPO) in alliance with National Public Radio (NPR) and PBS NewsHour, Trump accumulates 58% of disapproval among Americans.
A negative view of his figure that seems to have spread among some members of the ranks of the Republican Party, as recently several former members of the George W. Bush Administration (2002-2009) announced the creation of a fundraising group for the campaign of Biden.
The group, which is called “43 Alumni for Joe Biden”, in reference to the administration headed by Bush – the 43 in US history – is headed by Karen Kirsky, a member of the Republican campaign in the 2000 and member of the Labor and Agriculture departments during the Texan presidency.
“In early summer, having seen too many days filled with the chaos emanating from the highest levels of government, we knew it was time to step forward,” the organization explains on its website to explain its support for Biden.