This poll shows Donald Trump gaining on Joe Biden in Florida, other battlegrounds
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Biden is up 9% nationally, but his lead is shrinking in battleground states.

New polling shows that while Joe Biden still leads comfortably nationally, Donald Trump is gaining on the Democrat in Florida and other swing states.

The Change Research/CNBC “States of Play” poll, conducted from July 24 to 26, shows that while Biden has a nine point lead nationally, that advantage dwindles to 3% in battleground states overall, and in Florida particularly.

Though Biden has been over 50% in some polls, in both the battleground group and Florida, the CNBC online survey has him at just 48%, with the President taking 45% of those surveyed.

Biden also has a three point lead in North Carolina, according to the survey. Biden leads by two points in Pennsylvania and Arizona, four points in Michigan, and five in Arizona.

While Biden leads those states, there are some positive signs for Trump in the battlegrounds.

While his approval stands at 44% nationally, it is 47% in the swing states surveyed.

And in key areas surveyed, Trump is better regarded in the “states of play” than the nation at large.

Though just 45% of those polled in battleground states approve of the President’s virus response, Trump has at least 50% approval when it comes to other metrics, including the stock market, the economy, “helping your pocketbook,” and “ensuring economic relief goes to those who need it, not the wealthy.”

When compared to Biden on these issues, data shows that while Biden may have made the sale nationally, swing states are more of a coin flip.

Biden is up four points when it comes to “handling COVID-19” and “ensuring economic relief goes to those who need it the most, not the wealthy and well-connected.”

But those surveyed trust President Trump more to keep jobs in America (53% to 47%) and get people back to work (52% to 48%).

The survey across the entire battleground set has a 1.94% margin of error.

The poll surveyed 365 likely voters in Arizona, 685 likely voters in Florida, 413 likely voters in Michigan, 284 likely voters in North Carolina, 382 likely voters in Pennsylvania, and 392 likely voters in Wisconsin.

Responses were 36% Democratic, 34% Republican, and the remainder either third party or no party affiliation.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Frankie M.

    July 29, 2020 at 11:34 am

    This is why I don’t trust polls. They tell you whatever you want to believe.

  • martin

    July 29, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    polls mean nothing. Just ask Hillary..whaaaa….whaaaa…

    The silent majority will speak in November, and biden can retire to his basement for good.

  • John

    July 29, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Just polls no one has ever heard of and obviously they weren’t polling working people. At least it must be giving Trump some relief that enough people still believe in him that because of them he may still retire comfortably on their money.

  • Keith

    July 31, 2020 at 7:02 am

    All Joe Biden needs is a pulse to cross the finish line as the next President Elect. The no-vote protest bump that Trump followers are expecting/hoping for from the Far Left wacko Bernie Sanders contingent ain’t coming.this year, because this election is, for many people on the left, a choice between life and death

  • John Smith

    August 6, 2020 at 11:06 am


    You will be choosing a quick death by picking that babbling buffoon Biden! Once elected, maybe you can ask him if he knows the thing while you play with the hair on his legs! bwahahahahahahahahahaa

  • Mark

    August 10, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Freakshow commies won’t like it when they get it

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