Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party presumed Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Trump’s executive order is ‘a reckless war on Social Security’ Trump exchanged challenges with top GOP sponsor Adelson: Blumenthal report calls for decryption of documents stating details details Russia̵7;s threat to the US election MORE leader President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tested negative for second coronavirus Some GOP lawmakers expressed concern about Trump’s executive orders Beirut’s consequences set tests on US aid against disappointing allies MORE in the battlefield states of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in a poll published on Sunday.
The CBS-YouGov’s poll found that Biden was 6 percentage points ahead of Trump in both states. In Pennsylvania, Biden got 49% compared to Trump’s 43%, while in Wisconsin, the former vice president earned 48%, compared with 42% for the president.
Trump won both states in 2016 and they are seen as the key to his election.
A majority of voters in both states – 75% of Pennsylvanians and 76% of Wisconsinites – said they believe things are going badly in America amid pandemic and economic uncertainty.
Voters in these battlefield states believe Biden will better manage the pandemic with “significant profits,” according to CBS News.
In both states, 47% of voters said the former vice president would better handle the coronavirus crisis, compared with 37% of voters in Pennsylvania and 32% of Wisconsin voters who think the current president will do better. .
When it comes to the economy, Trump has an advantage when 46% of Pennsylvanian respondents and 47% of Wisconsinite respondents said he would manage it better. In Pennsylvania, 45% believed Biden would better manage the economy, and in Wisconsin 43% agreed.
About two-thirds of the participants in both states said they disliked the way the president “dealt with himself”.
About half of those polled considering or pledging to vote for Biden said that his choice of vice president was very or somewhat important to the election. Seven out of 10 people who have not voted for Biden as of now but said they would consider him, saying the decision on who ran is important.
CBS News notes that voters in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have changed their minds before because Trump’s 2016 victory relied on voters who decided at the last minute and won in these states.
The CBS-YouGov poll surveyed 1,009 registered voters in Wisconsin and 1,225 in Pennsylvania between August 4th and 7th. The poll recorded a 3.7 percentage point error between both. Pennsylvania and Wisconsin voters.