Trump Builds Lead In Swing States

Former President Donald Trump received a significant boost in a recent poll showing him ahead of President Joe Biden in six of seven critical swing states. The news followed a string of negative news for the president and a series of polls that showed Trump leading Biden in both national and state polls in recent weeks.

The most recent Bloomberg/MC poll showed that the former president led in six of seven swing states. In the one state that Trump is not leading, it is a tie.

The poll shows the former president leading in North Carolina, a state that he won in 2016 and 2020 by 6%. In Pennsylvania, where he won in 2016 and lost narrowly in 2020, Trump is now leading by 6%.

Trump is also leading in Arizona by 6%, which he won in 2016 and narrowly lost in 2020. In Nevada, which he lost in both 2016 and 2020 he is ahead by a similar 6%. The former president also leads in Georgia by 7% after winning there in 2016 and losing there in 2020.

Trump also leads Wisconsin by 2%, which flipped from Trump in 2016 to Biden in 2020. The state of Michigan, which Trump won in 2016 and lost in 2020 is currently tied.

The inclusion of independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy appears to be helping Trump and hurting Biden. Kennedy received between 7% and 12% in each of the swing states in the same poll.

Biden has suffered historically low approval ratings, with a majority of Americans registering consistent disapproval of his approaches regarding inflation, crime, the economy, foreign policy and illegal immigration.

The former president currently leads the RealClearPolitics polling average by almost 2%.

In the last nine major national polls, the former president leads in six of them. In the three polls that Biden leads, he is ahead by 1% or 2%. Trump’s lead varies between polls, including a recent Grinnell/Selzer poll in which he leads by 7%. Trump also leads in the most recent Forbes/HarrisX poll by 4%.