President Trump has received some rather good news from a poll coming from a pool of 15 states that are considered to be the most consequential for deciding the outcome of the election coming in November.
According to the poll, conducted by notorious Trump haters at CNN between August 12-15, in these 15 battleground states, Trump has 48 percent support while Biden has 49 percent support.
The margin of error is plus or minus 5.4 percentage points.
Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner:
“The pool of battleground states in this poll includes more that Trump carried in 2016 (10) than were won by Hillary Clinton (5), reflecting the reality that the President’s campaign is more on defense than offense across the states,” wrote CNN polling director Jennifer Agiesta. “Taken together, though, they represent a more Republican-leaning playing field than the nation as a whole.”
States included in the poll were Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.
While Trump is close behind Biden in the 15 battleground states combined, that does not necessarily mean that he has an Electoral College advantage. Recent polls show that the president trails Biden in many closely watched swing states that could decide the election. RealClearPolitics’s averages of state polls find Biden ahead by 6.5 percentage points in Wisconsin, 5 percentage points in Florida, 6.4 percentage points in Pennsylvania, and 2 percentage points in Arizona.
Nationally, the CNN poll has the Trump-Pence campaign ticket at around 46 percent support, while Biden and Harris are sitting at 50 percent support.
The standing of the president has increased by ten points since the last poll conducted by CNN in early June, which had Biden at a 14-point lead.
Regardless, the takeaway here is that President Trump’s performance and approval rating by average Americans is much higher than the mainstream media wants to admit. It’s growing quite significantly and likely is getting too difficult to downplay.
Let’s hope it continues to rise.