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Poll Shows Biden Under 50% in New York, Where Trump Intends to Make ‘Heavy Play’

President Joe Biden has less than 50 percent approval rating over former President Donald Trump in the blue state of New York, which is a sign that his leading challenger has fallen this election cycle against the traditionally blue state. This is because they have already made it clear that they are fighting a “tough battle.”

New York State Study by Siena College Indicated Mr. Biden leads Mr. Trump by just 12 points in the Democratic-held state, with Mr. Trump’s approval rating at 48%, less than a majority, compared to the former president’s approval rating at 36%. Another 6% said they would not vote, 6% were unsure or refused to answer, and 4% said they would support someone else.

With the addition of independent candidates, the lead between Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump narrows to 10 points, with Mr. Biden’s approval rating at 42% and Mr. Trump’s approval rating at 32%. Another 13% went to independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., followed by 6% to Cornel West.

When asked who they would choose to be the next president, if they had their way, there was a tie between Biden and Trump, with 28% choosing each. However, an additional 41% said “someone else,” though it’s notable that independents supported Trump over Biden on this question, even though 28% said they preferred Trump. In comparison, 16% said they supported Biden.

The survey was conducted February 12-14, 2024, among 806 registered voters in New York state. This has a margin of error of +/- 4.2 percentage points, and Trump has previewed his strategy in Democratic strongholds this election cycle, telling Breitbart News in December that he would seek to expand in battleground states, This came as he said he intends to compete aggressively in blue states. New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Minnesota, and New Mexico.

“The other thing I’m going to do, and it might be a stupid thing to do, is I’m going to play hard for New York, I’m going to play hard for New Jersey, Virginia. We’re going to play hard for Virginia, we’re going to play hard for Virginia.”It’s a tough battle for New Mexico and Minnesota, a state we haven’t won in a long time,” Trump said. He explained that he would hold rallies and give speeches in several states.

“I’m going to put them to work,” President Trump said. “That doesn’t mean I’m going to make them work as hard as I do in Pennsylvania, where I’m doing very well.”

“But we’re going to do it in these other states, and it’s going to be a big deal,” Trump continued, floating the idea of ​​renting Madison Square Garden.

“That’s the belly of the beast, isn’t it?” he asked.

The plan is likely to become even more attractive if polls continue to show Biden’s weakness in blue strongholds, including the Empire State.

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