According to a new CNBC-Change Research poll released on Wednesday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump across six key battleground states with less than 50 days unti the November election.
The former vice president nets a 4-point advantage over Trump across Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Nationally, Biden’s lead grows to 9 points, up 3 points since a CNBC-Change Research poll released earlier this month.
The latest poll shows Biden expanding his lead across three battleground states: Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin. In Arizona, Biden leads Trump 49-43 percent. In Michigan and Wisconsin, his advantage is even more significant; he leads Trump in those states 51-43 percent and 51-42 percent, respectively.
In North Carolina, Florida, and Pennsylvania, Biden’s lead held steady. He has a 2-point advantage in North Carolina, a 3-point advantage over Trump in Florida, and a 4-point lead in Pennsylvania.
The poll began on Friday evening after news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and ran through Sept. 20, putting it among the first surveys to capture voter attitudes about the current fight to fill Ginsburg’s seat.
A majority of likely voters nationally — 57 percent — do not believe that Trump should be able to nominate a replacement for Ginsburg. A little more than a third of respondents — 37 percent — say that he should fill the open seat, according to the poll.
Trump has said that he plans to name his pick to replace Ginsburg on the court as soon as Friday, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said that the Senate will move quickly to confirm the eventual nominee.