Trump leads Biden in 5 battleground states

Recent poll results indicate that former President Trump is leading the current White House incumbent in five key battleground states—states that President Biden secured in the 2020 elections.

On May 13, The New York Times, Siena College, and the Philadelphia Inquirer released voter survey outcomes from six pivotal states, traditionally not dominated by either Republican or Democratic parties. Former President Trump has garnered close to 50% support in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.

Despite these being the states that contributed to his 2020 victory, President Biden’s support lags at approximately 38-44% in these regions. However, he maintains a lead over Trump in Wisconsin, with a narrow margin of 47% to 44%.

A recent poll has highlighted that pressing issues such as the cost of living, economic challenges, the Israel-Hamas conflict, and immigration are desensitizing many Americans, while simultaneously casting doubt on President Biden’s capacity to enhance the quality of life for citizens.

The data reveals that a significant majority, nearly 70%, of the electorate believes substantial reforms are needed in the political and economic frameworks of the United States. A minority of Biden’s supporters, 13%, are optimistic that he could instigate these changes during a potential second term.

The survey also indicates that for nearly 40% of voters who support Trump, economic concerns and the cost of living are pivotal in the upcoming election. Despite personal reservations about Trump, many acknowledge him as the candidate capable of implementing the necessary reforms.

Recent polls have indicated that Mr. Trump has garnered 20% support from black voters, marking a significant milestone as this is the highest level of support for a Republican presidential candidate since 1964. The survey, encompassing 4,097 voters across six pivotal states—Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—was conducted over a period from April 28 to May 9. As the November US presidential election approaches, Mr. Biden and Mr. Trump are set to represent the Democratic and Republican parties, respectively. The upcoming electoral contest between them is shaping up to be unpredictable, with the polls showing a closely contested race.