Poll: Trump Leading Against Biden in Key Battleground State
An Emerson College poll published on Thursday reveals that support for former President Trump is ahead of President Biden by five percentage points among voters living in Pennsylvania in a hypothetical matchup for the 2024 presidential election.
The poll shows that 47% of possible voters said they would back Trump while 42% support Biden. Also, 3% were undecided, while 8% said they would choose to vote for someone else.
Biden clinched the Keystone state against Trump during the 2020 election, with a difference of just under 100,000 between the two. In 2016, Trump emerged victorious in the state against then-Democratic party candidate Hillary Clinton.
The state’s significant electoral vote count and the close margins between each victory made Pennsylvania a crucial battleground for determining the winner of the presidential elections. It’ll also be likely a significant factor in which party will control the Senate after this year’s midterms.
In the U.S. Senate Race, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democrat, only has a small four-percentage-point lead against Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republicans’ bet, in replacing Sen. Pat Toomey (R), who is retiring.
Around 48% of possible voters said they would support Fetterman, while 44% said they would back Oz. Meanwhile, 3% said they would vote for someone else, while %5 were undecided.
The Emerson College survey was done between Aug. 22-23 with 1,034 respondents in Pennsylvania. It has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.