Poll: Trump Holds Advantage in Battleground States

May 14, 2020by Ryan Teague Beckwith, Bloomberg News (TNS)
A supporter of President Donald Trump converses with a supporter of former Vice President Joe Biden before the a Biden campaign rally at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., on March 7, 2020. (Kyle Rivas/Getty Images/TNS)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is ahead by 6 points in 15 battleground states, though presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is leading nationally, according to a CNN poll released Wednesday.

The poll showed that 52% of registered voters in battleground states favored Trump, while 45% backed Biden. But the numbers were nearly reversed among voters nationally, who backed Biden by 51% and Trump by 46%.

CNN defined the battlegrounds as states where the margin of victory was eight percentage points or less in 2016; Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The majority of respondents nationally said Biden was more likely than Trump to care about them, be honest and trustworthy, manage the government effectively, unite the country and be trusted in a crisis. A majority also said he would handle the coronavirus outbreak and health care better than Trump.

But 49% of respondents said Trump has the stamina and sharpness to be president, while only 46% said the same of Biden, echoing a common attack the president has levied against his likely opponent. A majority also said Trump would handle the economy better. The survey of 1,112 adults was taken May 7-10. The margin of error was 3.7 percentage points.

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