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Trump leads Biden in 4 key swing states in new poll

From CNN’s Ariel Edwards-Levy and Paul LeBlanc

Today’s elections may serve as a litmus test of what voters care about ahead of the 2024 presidential election, as new polls also shed light on how things are shaping up.

Former President Donald Trump is leading President Joe Biden in a series of hypothetical polls among registered voters in four key swing states. A new poll by The New York Times and Siena College programs.

In Nevada, Trump has 52% support in the 2020 presidential election, a state where Biden has 41% support. Trump is also number one Georgia, 49% to Biden’s 43%, a state that was central to his maneuvering to overturn the last presidential election.

Trump leads Biden Arizona, too, from 49% to the president’s 44%. In MichiganTrump also has a 5-point lead: 48% to Biden’s 43%.

Each poll has a margin of sampling error between 4.4 and 4.8 points, and the head-to-head matchup is theoretical — primary voting doesn’t begin until next year. Trump by and large The Republican Party is in the leadBiden, while drawing a primary Challenge from Minnesota Representative Dean Phillips Last month, the Democratic nomination was overwhelmingly favorable.

Recent battleground state polls underscore the considerable challenges facing Biden’s re-election bid, including low job approval ratings and questions about his age and ability to lead the country. The poll results are particularly striking for Biden given Trump’s mounting legal troubles. There are 91 criminal cases against the former president All four charges. He pleaded guilty to all charges.

Biden campaign spokesman Kevin Munoz downplayed the poll in a statement Sunday, telling CNN: “The projections a year out are going to be a little different a year later.”

“Coming from those historic (2022) midterms, President Biden’s campaign will find it difficult to reach and mobilize our diverse, winning coalition of voters in a year of choosing between our successful, popular agenda and the unpopular extremism of MAGA Republicans. Let’s win in 2024 by keeping our heads down and getting the job done, We will win without worrying about the polls,” Munoz said.

Read more about the poll.

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