Trump Capitalizes on Voter Dissatisfaction With Biden To Take Lead in Key States

( — Donald Trump is leading President Joe Biden in five of the six battleground states in head-to-head hypothetical match-ups, with the president losing significant ground in states he won in 2020.

The latest New York Times/Siena poll released over the weekend has Trump ahead of Biden by seven points among registered voters in both Arizona and Michigan, with Trump at 49 percent to Biden’s 42 percent in both states. In Georgia, Trump is leading by 10 points, 49 percent to 39 percent. Trump also holds a three-point lead in Pennsylvania, with 47 percent to Biden’s 44 percent. The surprising shift is in Nevada, where Trump enjoys a 12-point lead over Biden, 50 percent to 38 percent.

However, Biden is hanging on in Wisconsin, leading Trump by two points, 47 percent to 45 percent.

Polling among likely voters was similar, with only slight differences in point spreads in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Nevada. However, Biden’s polling in Michigan improved significantly among likely voters, giving him a one-point advantage over Trump, 47 percent to 46 percent. At the same time, Biden’s advantage over Trump among registered voters in Wisconsin is erased in the polling of likely voters, giving Trump 47 percent to Biden’s 46 percent.

In polling that included third-party candidates, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Trump still leads Biden in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. Kennedy remains a distant third, with nine to 10 percent support in all six states.

With Kennedy in the mix, Trump and Biden tie in Wisconsin with 38 percent each, while Kennedy garners only nine percent.

None of the other third-party candidates poll above two percent.

The latest NYT/Siena poll is consistent with the previous poll released in November, which also had Trump leading in five of the six states while Biden held the lead in Wisconsin.

However, Democrats fare much better in the battleground state Senate races, according to the poll.

In Nevada, Democrat Senator Jacky Rosen leads Republican challenger Sam Brown by two points, 40 percent to 38 percent, with 23 percent of respondents remaining undecided.

In Arizona, Democrat Rep. Ruben Gallego is leading Republican Kari Lake by four points, 45 percent to 41 percent.

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