Polls also showed President Donald Trump losing support from White voters in some of the six key states.
A new poll has revealed that President Trump has lost the upper hand in six key swing states that cemented his Electoral College victory in 2016. The joint poll conducted by the New York Times and Siena shows former Vice President Joe Biden opening double-digit leads in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. In what could prove to be the writing on the wall, Trump was also found trailing Biden in traditionally reliable red states, according to a Fox News poll.
Trump has lost much support among his base, with Biden holding a 21-point lead among white college graduates. Support from white voters in three Northern battleground states also declined. These were states that Trump won comfortably in 2016. Another Times/Siena survey showed Biden leading Trump by 14 points nationwide, 50 percent to 36 percent.
Joe Biden leads Trump in many swing states, which could prove disastrous in the November Presidential elections. Biden led Trump by 6 points in Florida, 7 points in Arizona, 9 points in North Carolina, 10 points in Pennsylvania, and 11 points each in Michigan and Wisconsin. Donald Trump is already facing an uphill task given that he had won Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arizona, and Florida in the 2016 Presidential election and currently trails Biden by huge margins in each of these states, reported CNN. If Biden manages to hold onto the states Hillary Clinton won in 2016 and clinched the six surveyed states that he's leading, he would become President with at least 333 electoral votes, far more than the 270 required.
Trump slammed the polls, tweeting: The Fake News and phony Fake Suppression Polls have never been worse. The Lamestream Media has gone CRAZY!
Donald Trump's numbers have fallen drastically since his poor handling of the Coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests. He was guilty of using force on protesters and even threatened to shoot them.
Trump's handling of the Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the United States. Trump has played down the seriousness of the virus outbreak, called to slow down testing, has been vocal against lockdowns, and also continues to not wear a mask, despite health experts warning against it. More than 126,000 Americans have died from the Coronavirus.
NEW @SienaResearch/@UpshotNYT Polls (6/8-18):— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) June 25, 2020
Biden 47% (+6)
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Biden 49% (+9)
Biden 50% (+10)
Biden 47% (+11)
Biden 49% (+11)
Biden slammed the President for trying to slow down testing. “He admitted telling people, and I quote, ‘You have to slow the testing down — slow it down, please,’” said Biden, reported The New York Times. “He thinks that finding out that more Americans are sick will make him look bad. That’s what he’s worried about — he’s worried about looking bad.”
Trump got a rude shock when he realized that only 6200 people had come for his much-touted comeback rally in Tulsa. Trump's campaign manager Brad Parscale had boasted that more than 1 million people had registered for the rally and claimed at least 100,000 were expected to show up the Tulsa venue, which has a capacity of 19,000. Tulsa Fire Department put down the crowd size at fewer than 6,200 people. It appeared that the Trump campaign was taken for a ride by K-pop fans and TikTok users, who organized coordinated efforts to ramp up the registration, reported The Guardian. It started after the Trump campaign promoted free registration online.
This one is my favorite so far. pic.twitter.com/GfoZGkn7pY— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 21, 2020
Trump visits Korean War Memorial
On Thursday, President Donald Trump and first lady, Melania Trump visited the Korean War Memorial in Washington to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the war. Trump and Melania placed wreaths at the National Mall site. As the military trumpeter played "Taps," the President saluted while Melania placed her hand on her heart, silently reflecting. The US had backed South Korea while China and Russia backed North Korea in the Korean war that took place between 1950-1953. More than 33,000 Americans had died in the Korean war. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, and Lee Soo Hyuck, South Korea’s ambassador to the US, also attended the anniversary event.