Biden leading Trump in Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania: polls

The president claims Texas Governor Greg Abbott called him to slam recent data that suggests the state may turn blue

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With just over a week until Election Day, Joe Biden has nearly doubled his lead over President Donald Trump in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, compared to last month.

The latest survey from the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison finds Biden is currently holding steady above 50 percent in all three states, while Trump is simmering in the low to mid-40s, per The Hill

Meanwhile, the president has maintained a single-digit lead over Biden in Texas, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll published Monday. 

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The polls show that 47 percent of Texas voters prefer Trump, 43 percent back Biden while 10 percent are undecided or support other candidates, Politico reports. An earlier Politico report noted that Biden was leading slightly over Trump.

“How about the last election? I was down in all nine places that I had to win. That wasn’t a good feeling,” Trump said during a recent rally in Janesville, Wisconsin. “By the end of the evening, I won all nine places, right? Think of that. Other than that, they did a great job of polling.”

Trump claims Texas Governor Greg Abbott called him to slam recent data that suggests the state may turn blue. 

“And then they say, ‘President Trump is up four points in Texas’ and the governor calls me from Texas, great guy Greg [Abbott], and he says, ‘sir, that’s not true, you are up a lot’ but of course the polls won’t say that. But think about it, [Biden] is against oil, he’s against guns and against God – and you’re in Texas,” said Trump at his Pennsylvania rally on Monday (Oct. 26).

“You know we have polls too because the fake news is always giving fake numbers, they’re really called suppression polls,” Trump continued. He won Texas over Hillary Clinton four years ago, 52.2 to 43.2 percent.

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Meanwhile, according to The Hill report, Biden leads by 10 points in Michigan, 52 to 42, with five percent of voters undecided. 

In Wisconsin, the former vice president is leading 53 to 44, with 3 percent undecided.

In Pennsylvania, Biden leads 52 to 44, with 3 percent undecided. 

“This year, I think the polls are going to be more reflective of the actual vote,” said Barry Burden, director of the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. “It’s not because the polls and the technology that are used have been improved tremendously. It’s mostly because it’s a better environment for polling.”

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