A new poll reveals that former Vice President Joe Biden is losing a key voting demographic in must-win swing states in the 2020 election.
According to a battleground state survey from WPA Intelligence, Biden’s hope of riding the support of blue-collar workers and older voters to the White House has hit a wall called President Donald Trump.
In the survey, Trump has a 46%-44% edge over Biden and a 26-point lead among non-college educated workers earning $75,000 or less, which is considered the blue-collar base that will be crucial in the election.
Trump is also doing better with Biden’s other key demographic — older voters — and has a 48%-44% lead over Biden in Florida.
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“Biden may be a blue-collar guy, but that doesn’t mean the policies of the left or the Democratic brand will suddenly recover with blue-collar voters,” said WPA Intelligence CEO Chris Wilson.
“President Trump has done a good job both rhetorically, and with policy, making it clear that he cares about working class Americans to the extent that these voters should be considered Trump base voters,” added Wilson.
The survey also shows that Trump is doing very well in the suburbs and with women.
The WPA Intelligence survey poll not only tested the presidential rankings in states Trump won in 2016 — Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania — but also Trump’s trade policies.
Overall in four of the six states, Trump is beating Biden by margins similar to his victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
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“People who are writing off Trump because of his approval rating or because of the mid-terms might be in for a big surprise — again,” said Wilson.
Biden trailing Trump in these key battleground states comes after his 2020 presidential campaign has already been marred with gaffes.
Biden told supporters during a conference call last month that that he decided to launch his 2020 presidential campaign because “world leaders begged” him to “save the world” and run against Trump.
The former vice president has also been accused by four women of inappropriate touching, rubbing noses, and hair smelling.
Caitlyn Caruso said Biden rested his hand on her thigh even as she tried to squirm in her seat to signal that she was uncomfortable.
D.J. Hill recalled an incident in 2012 where Biden placed his hand on her shoulder and began to run it down her back.
Before that, former Nevada state lawmaker Lucy Flores accused Biden of grabbing her shoulders, smelling her hair, and kissing her head without consent at a 2014 campaign event.
Amy Lappos, a former congressional aide to Connecticut Democratic Rep. Jim Himes, claimed that during a fundraising event in 2009, Biden grabbed her head and pulled her in close to rub noses.