A recent Ipsos poll appears to give former Vice President Joe Biden a slight edge over President Donald Trump in three battleground states, according to Reuters.
The Ipsos poll, which ran from April 15 – 20, covered the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, the three Rust Belt states that ultimately secured the presidency for Trump in 2016. The poll appears to show Biden with a three-point lead in Wisconsin, a six-point lead in Pennsylvania, and an eight-point lead in Michigan.
The poll comes as the coronavirus pandemic remains the new top concern for most voters, having completely overtaken the presidential race and all other issues in terms of coverage. President Trump’s approval ratings have skyrocketed to the highest of his presidency, due to his universally-praised handling of the virus, while Biden has all but disappeared from the public mind.
Similar polls in these same states had also appeared to give former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) an edge as well, as well as a supposed lead in national polling, until Trump’s upset victory in the 2016 election.