Trump leads Biden in 5 key battleground states as voters decline in Biden age: poll
Former President Donald Trump has a large lead over President Biden in five of the six most important battleground states, according to a New York Times-Siena College poll released Sunday.
Trump leads Biden by a whopping 10 points in Nevada, six points in Georgia, five points in both Arizona and Michigan, and four points in Pennsylvania. Mr. Biden has the same lead in Wisconsin, where he beat Trump by two points.
Biden had beaten Trump in all six states in the 2020 election. Combining the voting in all six states gives Trump a 48-44 lead over Biden.
The NYT-Siena College poll surveyed 3,662 registered voters in the six states from October 22 to November 3.
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The poll attributes Mr. Biden’s poor outlook to a devastating lack of confidence due to his age. Voters said they trusted Trump to get a better handle on the economy, foreign policy and immigration.
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Trump’s performance also resulted from unprecedented levels of support from black voters, with 22% higher than the demographic favoring him over Biden in the six states, according to the NYT.
Trump is currently leading in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, with his closest rivals by dozens of points.
“The world is falling apart under Biden,” Spencer Weiss, a 53-year-old electrical substation expert in Pennsylvania told the NYT. Weiss said he was shifting his 2020 vote away from Biden. “I would much rather see someone who I feel can be a positive leader for the country.
Soon to be 81, Biden is the oldest candidate in US history to run for president, followed closely by Trump at 77. More than 71% of respondents told the NYT to Biden was “too old” to be an effective president.
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Among Mr. Biden’s own supporters, 54% still say he is too old for the job.