Biden, Trump effectively even in these battleground states: Poll

President Biden and former President Trump are again neck and neck in tight races across several battleground states, with voters’ lingering economic concerns weighing heavily on Biden.

A new CBS News poll conducted in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin found that Biden and Trump are virtually tied in voters’ preferences for president within these states.

In Michigan, Biden leads by a slim margin with 51 percent support to Trump’s 49 percent. In Pennsylvania, Biden secured 49 percent of the vote, while Trump holds a slight lead with 50 percent. Similarly, in Wisconsin, Biden holds 49 percent of the vote, while Trump has a slight edge at 50 percent.

With inflation weighing heavily on their minds, the majority of voters in these states do not believe the economy has improved since the pandemic. In Michigan and Pennsylvania, 50 percent of respondents said their state’s economy has worsened since 2020, and a slightly lower figure of 48 percent expressed the same view in Wisconsin.

Additionally, most voters in Michigan (62 percent), Pennsylvania (61 percent) and Wisconsin (62 percent) recall the economy as “good” during Trump’s administration. Fifty-five percent of voters in Pennsylvania said Biden makes them feel worried, while 44 percent said Trump makes them angry.

The surveys were conducted April 19-25 with 1,287 registered voters in Michigan, 1,306 in Pennsylvania and 1,245 in Wisconsin. The margin of error for registered voters is approximately plus or minus 3.1 points for Michigan and Pennsylvania, and plus or minus 3.2 points for Wisconsin.

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