Poll: Trump Leads Biden in Six Swing States

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Former President Donald Trump is leading President Joe Biden in six of seven swing states, according to a new poll.

The Bloomberg News/Morning Consult poll released last week shows Trump leading Biden by an average of six percentage points in the seven polled battleground states that will likely determine the election. Trump leads Biden head-to-head in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, and North Carolina by margins between one and 10 percentage points. Biden leads in Michigan by two percentage points.

Trump only won one of the seven swing states against Biden in 2020: North Carolina.

The poll showed Trump gaining sizable support since March when many swing states were near ties. Trump now leads Biden 51% to 41% in North Carolina, 51% to 43% in Nevada, 49% to 42% in Arizona, 49% to 43% in Georgia, 48% to 44% in Wisconsin, and 47% to 46% in Pennsylvania. Biden leads 47% to 45% in Michigan.

The poll was conducted between April 8 and April 15 and has a margin of error of one percentage point.

Matt Monday, senior manager of Morning Consult, said Biden struggled to capitalize on his polling bump from the State of the Union last month.

“Some of the shine of the State of the Union address has worn off,” he said, per Bloomberg. “People are really tying Bidenomics and their perception of the economy to the inflation rate.”

The poll pointed to the current economic situation as being at the heart of Biden’s problem, with over 75% of those polled blaming him for the state of the economy to some degree. Nearly half felt that the president was “very responsible.” Moreover, most swing state respondents believe the economy will worsen this year.

As covered by The Dallas Express, Americans across the country are reporting growing debt as inflation lingers.

While the Bloomberg News/Morning Consult poll favors Trump, the RealClearPolitics aggregate of national polls for the presidential election shows a tie. Biden led that poll by 5.5% at this point in the 2020 election cycle.

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