Former Vice President Joe Biden has an advantage in several swing states won by Donald Trump in 2016, new polling by Morning Consult finds.
The results show Biden leading Trump in Texas by the survey’s margin of error, two percentage points.
Texas was not considered a swing state four years ago when Trump carried the state by nine percentage points. The president also carried Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennslyvania, and Wisconsin in 2016.
In Florida’s case, Biden is now leading by the margin of error. In the other key states, Biden comfortably holds an advantage.
An aggregate of polls this month show a statistical tie for Biden and Trump in Texas.
The new polling comes as the president heads to West Texas on Wednesday to discuss energy and raise money for his campaign.
Recent polling has also indicated trouble for Gov. Greg Abbott. While not up for re-election until 2022, the governor’s polling has plummeted in recent weeks as cases and fatalities of COVID-19 mount in the state.
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Fernando covers Texas politics and government at the Texas Signal. Before joining the Signal, Fernando spent two years at the Houston Chronicle and previously interned at Houston’s NPR station News 88.7. He is a graduate of the University of Houston, Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, and enjoys reading, highlighting things, and arguing on social media. You can follow him on Twitter at @fernramirez93 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org