According to a May 15-18 Morning Consult/Politico poll, conducted among 1,994 registered voters, 40 percent of the electorate trusts Biden to manage relations with China, while 38 percent trusts Trump. The gap is within the survey’s margin of error of 2 percentage points.

The finding comes as voters are increasingly taking an adversarial view of China, with the share who view the country as “unfriendly” or an “enemy” (61 percent) up 9 points since a January poll. That shift is driven by GOP voters, who are now twice as likely to view China as an enemy (47 percent) as they were at the beginning of the year (23 percent).