Trump replaces campaign manager as polls show Biden ahead

The US President Donald Trump ousted his campaign manager Brad Parscale and replaced him with veteran GOP operative Bill Stepien, as polls show rival Joe Biden opening up a significant early lead in the race for the White House, news wires reported.

Parscale has been with Trump almost since he announced his candidacy for president in 2015. He was a key architect of the last campaign's online presence. Trump announced on Wednesday that Parscale will remain in charge of digital and data strategies, as a senior advisor to the campaign.

The most recent major survey, by Quinnipiac University, showed former VP Joe Biden, a Democrat, ahead of Trump 52 to 37 in national polling. Other polls have shown the Republican Trump trailing Biden in key battleground states he must win to remain president. The Quinnipiac poll had alarming data for Trump, showing him behind Biden even on the economy, which had long been his strongest point. Voters also gave the president a negative approval on his coronavirus response.

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