Former President Donald Trump bests President Joe Biden in five of six pivotal swing states, as per recent polling from the left-leaning New York Times.
In Nevada, Trump leads Biden by 11 percentage points. Trump garners 52% support while Biden sits at 41%.
In Arizona, Trump is ahead of Biden by 5 points. Trump has 49% backing compared to Biden’s 44%.
In Pennsylvania, Trump leads Biden by 4 points. Trump has 48% support versus 44% for Biden.
In Georgia, Trump tops Biden by 6 points. Trump attracts 49% while Biden languishes at 43%.
In Michigan, Trump outpaces Biden by 5 points, with 48% to Biden’s 43%.
In Wisconsin, Biden edges Trump by 2 points. Biden garners 47% support and Trump 45%.
Biden supposedly won all five of these states in 2020. Normally an 11-point lead in a bluish state like Nevada would seem dubious. But with the border crisis, Biden’s opening the border to millions of unchecked migrants makes the results more plausible.
This polling, like other surveys showing Trump doing better versus Biden than in 2020, implies Biden’s attempt to imprison Trump has flopped.
On Biden’s age, only 19% of Trump backers and 39% overall feel the 77-year-old Trump is too old. But a massive 71% say the 80-year-old Biden is too old, including 54% of Biden’s own supporters. Nearly two-thirds believe Biden lacks the mental fitness to lead effectively.
On key issues, Trump trounces Biden by double-digits. On the economy, Trump leads by 22 points. On immigration and national security, his edge is 12 points. On the Israel conflict, voters prefer Trump by 11 points.
Among men, Trump dominates Biden on national security by nearly 30 points. Among women, Biden leads by just 1 point.
Voter distaste for Trump’s personality appears faded. Only 46% say Biden has the right temperament versus 43% for Trump.
These polls could prove predictive since the same pollster never showed Trump beating Biden in these states in 2020. If so, Trump heads toward a landslide. But the left-leaning Times may have fabricated the polls to pressure Biden to not run again.
Still, most pollsters show Trump polling better against Biden than in 2020. Trump supporters find the polls exciting. Critics caution they are likely skewed or too early to matter. But the data suggests Biden faces real challenges getting reelected.
The polls indicate Biden is deeply unpopular on issues like the economy, immigration and security. His age and mental acuity worry many, including nearly half of Democrats. With discontent so widespread, Biden needs a dramatic turnaround to be competitive in 2024.