Trump Takes Lead In Swing States

[Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons]

In January, New Conservative Post reported about a shocking rumor: in May, Democratic leaders would make a push to dump Biden. 

In his place, the outlet wrote that Michelle Obama would be viewed as a savior and take the nomination from the Democratic convention. 

It’s May, and sure enough, things are looking bad for Joe Biden. The Hill wrote that the president is facing major headwinds.

The New York Times/Siena College/Philadelphia Inquirer polling, conducted from April 28 to May 9, shows Trump leading Biden among registered voters in Pennsylvania (47 percent to 44 percent), Arizona (49 percent to 42 percent), Michigan (49 percent to 42 percent), Georgia (49 percent to 39 percent) and Nevada (50 percent to 38 percent).

The polling shows Biden leading in Wisconsin, 47 percent to 45 percent, in the same hypothetical match-up.

The results are similar among likely voters, with the difference between the two candidates moving only 1 or 2 percentage points in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Biden’s performance in Michigan, however, improves by 5 points among likely voters, giving him a 1-point lead over Trump, 47 percent to 46 percent. In Wisconsin, Biden loses his edge over Trump, who leads Biden among likely voters, 47 percent to 46 percent.

When third-party and independent candidates are included in the poll, the results are similar. Trump leads Biden, with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. maintaining third place in Arizona (42 percent to 33 percent to 10 percent), Georgia (39 percent to 31 percent to 9 percent), Michigan (38 percent to 36 percent to 9 percent), Nevada (41 percent to 27 percent to 12 percent) and Pennsylvania (40 percent to 36 percent to 10 percent).

Just as the rumors predicted, liberal commentators have begun saying that the Democrats need to move on from Biden. 

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria went on television over the weekend, for example, and said he no longer sees a path for a Joe Biden in 2024, calling for Democrats tobe “honest about reality.” 

“I have to admit, none of this is playing out as I thought it would.”  

Zakaria surprisingly claimed that the New York indictment was a sham and wouldn’t have been brought up against anyone else.

“In my opinion, I doubt the New York indictment would’ve been brought against a defendant whose name was not Donald Trump.”

“Trump could always embroil himself in some kind of scandal, but trendlines are not working in Biden’s favor.”

Michelle Obama has denied having any interest in running for the White House. 

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