In a recent poll conducted by Siena College for The New York Times, it has been revealed that President Joe Biden is trailing behind former President Donald Trump in key swing states. This is despite the fact that Biden’s administration has spent billions of dollars on rural-area initiatives in an effort to gain support from these regions. Both Biden and Trump are currently the front-runners for their respective parties’ nominations.
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According to the poll, Biden is trailing Trump by 4 to 10 percentage points in five of six identified swing states. Specifically, he is behind Trump by 4 points in Pennsylvania, 5 points in Arizona and Michigan, 6 points in Georgia, and a whopping 10 points in Pennsylvania. The only state where Biden leads is Wisconsin, but his lead of 2 points is within the margin of error.
Biden’s administration has been actively promoting their spending initiatives through the “Investing in Rural America Event Series,” which involves visits to rural areas by Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and senior administration officials. The series aims to highlight the administration’s investments in rural and farm-specific programs. During a visit to Dutch Creek Farms in Minnesota, Biden emphasized his administration’s commitment to supporting farmers and ranchers in tackling the climate crisis and making investments in infrastructure.
Despite these efforts, the poll results indicate that Biden still has ground to cover in winning over swing state voters. It remains to be seen how these numbers may change in the coming months leading up to the presidential election.