20 April 2024

One other Ballot Reveals Biden Trailing in Key States

Former President Donald J. Trump nonetheless leads President Biden within the battleground states likeliest to resolve the presidency, in accordance with polls from The Wall Street Journal in seven key states.

Mr. Trump held a slim lead in six of them: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Mr. Biden led in Wisconsin.

The findings echo different latest surveys, together with a sequence of New York Occasions/Siena Faculty polls in six battleground states final October. During the last 5 months, Mr. Trump has led practically each ballot in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and North Carolina — states that may give Mr. Trump greater than the 270 electoral votes wanted to win.

However whereas the findings will not be so completely different, they nonetheless put a damper on Democratic hopes that Mr. Biden was poised to realize within the polls after his energetic State of the Union handle and the efficient finish of the first season.

These hopes weren’t with out advantage. On paper, lots of the situations for a Biden comeback should be in place. Shopper confidence is rising. A Biden-Trump rematch is now an unavoidable actuality. The issues concerning the president’s age appeared to ebb with the State of the Union and the onset of the overall election marketing campaign.

Regardless of tens of tens of millions of {dollars} in early promoting from Democrats and a vigorous marketing campaign schedule by Mr. Biden in the important thing states, the Wall Road Journal polls nonetheless discovered that voters had a deeply adverse impression of his job efficiency, psychological and bodily stamina, and financial stewardship. Mr. Trump had a bonus over Mr. Biden on virtually each problem, and normally a big one.

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