Biden struggling to gain ground on Trump in key swing states: poll

President Biden is trailing Republican front-runner Donald Trump in all seven key battleground states in a hypothetical 2024 showdown, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

Bloomberg News/Morning Consult Poll Arizona (47%-44%), Georgia (49%-41%), Michigan (47%-42%), Nevada (48%-40%), and North Carolina (49%-39%). Trump leads Biden. , Pennsylvania (48%-45%) and Wisconsin (49%-44%).

In the 2020 election, Mr. Biden, 81, defeated Mr. Trump, 77, in six of those seven states, losing only North Carolina.

If the November 5 poll results remain the same and the remaining 43 states and the District of Columbia vote as they did four years ago, Mr. Trump would defeat Mr. Biden in the Electoral College 311-227. .

Across the seven battleground states, Trump’s approval rating is 48%, while Biden’s approval rating is 42%.

The numbers are similar to the results of a New York Times/Siena College poll also conducted in November that showed Biden lagging in the states he most needs to win.

If President Joe Biden is re-elected, he will be 86 years old at the end of his second term. Reuters

The incumbent has stepped up his re-election campaign in recent weeks, focusing on contrasting his time in office with President Trump’s four years in office.

In a campaign speech in Miami on Tuesday night, Biden said President Trump left the country with a “raging pandemic” and a “reeling economy.” The president’s campaign also emphasized President Trump’s role in overturning Roe v. Wade.

Biden was optimistic about his chances in Florida, saying he would “win” the state, which voted for Trump in both 2016 and 2020.

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Las Vegas, Saturday, January 27, 2024.
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Las Vegas, Saturday, January 27, 2024. AP

The poll shows immigration is a pressing issue for voters in battleground states, with 61% of respondents holding Biden at least partly responsible for the record number of immigrants crossing the southern border illegally. is blaming. Only 30% of voters said the same about the Trump administration.

Nearly 60% said Democrats in Congress share responsibility for the border, but just 38% said the same is true for Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Voters in battleground states also have increased confidence in Trump on the border issue, with 22% saying they trust the former president more than Biden on this issue, compared to a similar December poll. That’s up from 17%.

As for Mr. Trump, the poll found that more than half (53%) of voters in battleground states would not support him if he was convicted. If he is sentenced to prison, that number increases to 55%.

Among Republicans in battleground states, 23% say they would not support Trump if he is convicted, and more than three-quarters (79%) of voters who dislike both Trump and Biden respondents said they would not support the top Republican candidate if he was convicted. Convicted.

The poll was conducted online from January 16 to 22 among a sample of 4,956 registered voters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 1 percentage point in all seven states. 3 points in Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania. 4 points for Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin. 5 points in Nevada.



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