Biden, Sanders Lead Trump In Battleground State Michigan Poll
In an early sign of the potential weakness of President Donald Trump’s path to re-election, two Democratic presidential primary frontrunners are outshining the president.
Michigan is set to be a key battleground state in the November 2020 election and will be critical to Trump’s hopes of getting reelected to another four-year term.
In a recent poll, likely voters found both former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders leading Trump by 12 percentage points if the vote were to be held today.
Only 36% of likely voters in Michigan said they would vote for Trump, the poll showed.
Michigan, which had not voted for a Republican as president since 1988, shocked political observers in 2016 by backing Trump and helping propel him to the White House.
Winning Michigan would be critical to Trump’s reelection path, along with the states of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania that have similar voting patterns.
A Quinnipiac University poll of Pennsylvania conducted in early May found Biden leading Trump by 11 percentage points.