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Trump Is In For A Rude Awakening As Biden Leads All Across The Rust Belt

If Donald Trump wants another four years in the White House, he will almost certainly have to carry the same three rust belt states – Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – that gave him a slight Electoral College victory in 2016.

Multiple new polls released on Monday show that if Joe Biden is the nominee, Trump will have a tougher time winning back those states.

MICHIGAN

Three polls of Michigan were released on Monday, and both of them show Trump trailing the former vice president.

According to Monmouth, Biden had a seven-point edge over the incumbent president – 48 percent to 41 percent – while Yahoo News/YouGov shows the former VP beating Trump by a 45 to 41 margin.

Another poll from Our Progress pegs Biden’s lead over Trump at five points, 51 percent to 46 percent.

PENNSYLVANIA

In Pennsylvania, according to Yahoo News/YouGov, Biden leads Trump by a solid six-point margin, 46 percent to 40 percent.

According to RealClearPolitics, Trump hasn’t been ahead of Biden in a single poll out of Pennsylvania over the past year.

WISCONSIN

According to Yahoo News/YouGov, Biden leads Trump in Wisconsin by two points, 44 percent to 42 percent.

The race overall is a dead heat between the two men, but the last three polls show Biden either leading over tied with Trump.

Trump will be on defense in 2020

The difference between Donald Trump and the Democratic nominee, particularly if it is Joe Biden, is that the former vice president still has routes to 270 electoral votes without winning all three of those rust belt states – Trump doesn’t.

As of this writing, Biden currently leads Trump in North Carolina and Florida, two states that Trump carried in 2016. If the former vice president wins both of those states, he doesn’t even need Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to win the Electoral College.

Ultimately, while this election will be close, Trump is an unpopular president who will spend the campaign on defense in swing states. That’s why the president and his Republican allies in Congress have worked tirelessly to smear Joe Biden and drive down his favorability numbers.

As new polling showed today, though, that strategy has so far been a massive failure.

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