Biden holds 4‑point lead in sev­en 2020 bat­tle­ground states: Poll

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden is lead­ing in sev­en 2020 bat­tle­ground states in a new sur­vey, despite for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s over­all lead in a head-to-head matchup in 2024.
Biden holds a 4‑point lead over Trump in Wis­con­sin, Penn­syl­va­nia, Ari­zona, Geor­gia, Neva­da, North Car­oli­na, and Michi­gan among those “who said they were sure to vote” in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released Tues­day. Despite Biden’s state leads, the poll showed Trump has a 2‑point lead in a matchup with the pres­i­dent, 38% to 36%.
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The pres­i­den­t’s lead in the bat­tle­ground states comes after a Novem­ber New York Times/Siena Col­lege poll of reg­is­tered vot­ers found that Biden trailed Trump in Ari­zona, Geor­gia, Michi­gan, Neva­da, and Penn­syl­va­nia — the best show­ing for Trump in a nation­al poll since leav­ing office.
The changes in bat­tle­ground leads from poll to poll like­ly indi­cate that the race between Trump and Biden will come down to a small num­ber of vot­ers.
About 6 in 10 respon­dents to the poll said they would pre­fer a third choice and were not sat­is­fied with the two-par­ty sys­tem. When third-par­ty can­di­date Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is thrown into a three-way con­test with Biden and Trump, Trump’s lead widened to a 5‑point advan­tage, 36% to 31% for Biden and 16% for Kennedy.
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