Trump Has Slight Lead Over Biden In Key Battleground

As the general election season heats up, the latest polls reveal that President Biden is narrowly trailing former President Trump in North Carolina and Georgia.

According to two polls published on Wednesday by Marist College, Trump has 51% support in both states. In North Carolina, Biden received 48% of the vote, and in Georgia, 47%. Although Trump maintains a slim advantage, it is less than most state polls, and national surveys reveal that Biden has closed the gap with the former president in the past several weeks.

One of the most pivotal states to watch in November will again be Georgia, the site of Biden’s surprising 2020 triumph. According to the survey, Biden has a 1% edge among independent voters in that area. Additionally, his youth approval rating is lower than in 2020; he trails the former president by 5%, down from 13% in the last election.

According to the poll, a margin of around 6% favors Trump among North Carolina’s independents.

Even among Black voters, Biden’s popularity has dwindled; the incumbent received just 79% of Black votes in the most recent poll. In 2020, the president received 92% of the Black vote.

According to polling averages from The Hill/Decision Desk HQ, Biden’s performance in North Carolina and Georgia was better than expected. In North Carolina, Trump has a lead of 7.4 percent, while in Georgia, the gap is 5.1 percent. From over 2.6% last month, Trump’s average national lead has decreased to only 0.7%.

The poll indicated that 71% of Georgians and 73% of North Carolinians think that Trump acted unethically or committed a crime concerning his many criminal investigations.

With 59% of the population expressing concern about the president’s mental acuity as a genuine issue for his reelection in both surveys, it is clear that respondents saw Biden’s age as their primary concern. At 81 years old, the current president is the longest-serving president in American history.

Candidates for the Republican Party also fare better on generic ballots; in North Carolina and Georgia, 48% of voters choose the Democratic Party, while 50% choose the Republican.

Between March 11 and 14, the two Marist surveys polled about 1,200 registered voters in North Carolina and Georgia. The margin of error in Georgia was 3.7 percentage points, while in North Carolina, it was 3.6 percentage points.