2020-07-24 01:52:43 UTC
Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Trump in the battleground states
of Pennsylvania and Minnesota by double digits and in Michigan by 9 percentage
points, according to polling released Thursday by Fox News.
Biden leads Trump in Pennsylvania 50 percent to 39 percent, the polling found.
The same poll in April found the former vice president leading by a narrower
margin, with 50 percent to Trumps 42 percent. Ten percent of voters were
undecided or supported a third-party candidate.
While Biden leads among those under 35 by 29 points, among suburban voters by 26
points and among women by 17 points, Trump leads rural voters by 17 points and
whites without college degrees by 10 points. The two are tied with white voters
in general with 45 percent.
In Michigan, meanwhile, Biden leads Trump 49 percent to 40 percent, a slight
improvement from April, when he led 49 percent to 41 percent. This includes an
18-point lead among women, a 61-point lead among nonwhite voters, a 19-point
lead among independents, a 17-point lead among voters 65 and older and a
nine-point lead among suburban voters. Trump leads with whites without a college
degree by 10 points and white voters in general by five points.
The poll found 11 percent of Michigan voters were undecided or supported a
In Minnesota, the only state polled that the president lost to Hillary Clinton
in 2015, Biden leads 51 percent to 38 percent. This includes a 26-point lead
among women, an 18-point lead among seniors and a 12-point lead among suburban
voters. Trump leads among men by 4 points and among whites without a college
degree by 2 points. The pollster found 12 percent either undecided or backing a
The poll is the latest in a series of surveys showing Trump trailing nationally
and in battleground states. A Quinnipiac poll released Thursday showed Biden
leading Trump in Florida, a key state for the president, by 13 points.
Pollsters surveyed 756 Michigan voters, 776 Minnesota voters and 793
Pennsylvania voters between July 18 and July 20. They each have a 3.5-point
margin of error.