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.