Those near-even numbers among men and among White voters mask significant divides by education among Whites and by race across genders.
Women of color (77% Biden to 21% Trump) and White women (54% Biden to 45% Trump) both break for Biden, as do men of color (64% Biden to 28% Trump).
White men, however, favor Trump by 56% to 41%.
Those with college degrees favor Biden by 30 points, while those without degrees split evenly.
White voters with college degrees favor Biden 58% to 40%.
Among those White voters with degrees, the gender gap is relatively small, but it is a yawning 38 points between White women without degrees (49% Biden to 49% Trump) and White men without degrees (68% Trump to 30% for Biden).
And seniors, who shifted in the Democrats' direction in the 2018 election, are solidly in Biden's corner in this poll.
Likely voters are divided, though, over which candidate has the stamina and sharpness to be president (47% say Trump does, 46% Biden), a point of focus for Trump, who has hit Biden over his age throughout the campaign.
Likely voters are more likely to consider a candidate's positions on the issues important to their vote than they are the candidate's leadership and personal qualities.
And 64% of Biden supporters say the economy is still worsening, while 62% of Trump voters feel it is on the upswing.
The CNN Poll was conducted by SSRS October 23 through 26 among a random national sample of 1,005 adults reached on landlines or cellphones by a live interviewer, including 886 likely voters.
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