Trump Leading in Six Crucial States Amid Voter Worries Over Biden’s Mental Capacity

( – A new poll shows former President Donald Trump, 77, with a lead over President Joe Biden, 81, in six out of seven swing states by at least one percentage point as voters continue to be concerned over his age and mental capacity.

A Wall Street Journal survey of 4,200 registered voters released April 3 shows that Trump leads Biden by between one and three percentage points in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. In Nevada, Arizona, and North Carolina, Trump leads Biden by equal to or greater than four points, the poll’s margin of error. In 2020, Biden won all six swing states polled, except North Carolina.

Trump’s lead in the six swing states, which comprise 93 of the 270 Electoral College votes needed for either candidate to win the presidency, holds even when independent and third-party candidates are factored in.

In a head-to-head matchup in the swing state of Wisconsin, Trump and Biden are tied, but when candidates from outside both of the major parties are included, the poll shows Biden has a three percentage point lead.

Voters rated Biden’s job performance negatively by margins of 16 percentage points or more voters in all seven states. In contrast, Trump only received a negative job performance rating in Arizona.

Fifty-four percent of voters said Trump was the better candidate to handle the economy, and 52 percent felt he was better to handle border security. In contrast, only 34 percent felt Biden was the better candidate to handle the economy, while 32 percent said he was better to handle border security.

Twenty-eight percent of voters said Biden has the required “mental and physical fitness” to be president.

Biden’s 2020 victory in the swing states was driven by a coalition of young, Hispanic, and black voters. He received the votes of 61 percent of voters under the age of 30, 63 percent of Hispanic voters, and 91 percent of black voters in 2020, according to AP VoteCast.

However, polling shows those demographics are shifting their support as only 50 percent of voters under 30 years old, 48 percent of Hispanic voters, and 68 percent of black voters support Biden for a second term.

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