If you know much about Pennsylvania politics, it’s likely that it swings slightly more leftward, and it’s the birthplace of sitting President Joe Biden. Both of these facts would suggest that the incumbent would get quite a bit of support from the state.
However, a new Quinnipiac University poll shows his favor is waning, even in comparison to former President Donald Trump.
The poll, which was released on Wednesday, shows that Trump even holds a slight lead over Biden. Among registered Pennsylvania voters, Trump now has the support of 47 percent, compared to Biden’s 46 percent.
True, it’s a very slight lead. But it’s a lead nonetheless – and in a state that most would have assumed would vote blue.
Breaking it down further, the poll shows that Trump leads Biden by a whopping 14 percent among independents, 51 to 37.
Now, of course, Biden still leads when it comes to Democratic primary choices, with Robert F. Kennedy Jr coming in with only 17 percent compared to Biden’s 71 percent. But that shouldn’t surprise anyone. After all, Biden is an incumbent, and Kennedy, as a liberal but not a leftist, has been largely censored on social media outlets everywhere.
And, as you know, Trump is by far the leader of the Republican primary, with Florida’s Ron DeSantis coming in a distant second place.
But let’s go back to that one-point lead Trump has over Biden. As I said, in Pennsylvania, one might not expect it.
Then again, Trump is still gaining in popularity there for the same reason he is still the leader everywhere else. First of all, he’s still running on an “America first” agenda. And secondly, Biden and his party have quickly become the party that’s NOT for the people.
Instead, they are all about keeping their establishment, which is all too unpopular among most common US citizens. Even lifelong Democrats have started to realize that it’s Trump and not the Democratic Party that has their material interests and traditional values in mind.
And for that, Trump is winning on all sides, even in the swing state of Pennsylvania.