Voters in swing states are warming to President Trump, according to a new poll.
The survey, conducted by CNBC/Change Research, found that fewer likely voters in the states of Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, and Arizona say they have “very serious” concerns about the coronavirus, down 3 percentage points from 69% in a poll taken two weeks earlier. Less than half of likely voters, 45%, in these states say they have “very serious concerns” about the pandemic.
The slowly dropping concern about the coronavirus is translating into a modest boost for Trump, with 48% of voters in those states saying they approve of the president’s job performance and 52% disapproving. Two weeks ago, 46% said they approved of Trump, and 54% said they disapproved.
Joe Biden still leads Trump in every swing state except North Carolina, where the two candidates are in a virtual tie, with 48% and 47% support, respectively. Biden’s largest lead is 6 percentage points in Michigan, where he earns 50% support. In Arizona, Biden leads by 2 percentage points at 49% support. Trump trails the former vice president by 3 percentage points in Florida at 46% support.
That same margin was also seen in Pennsylvania, where Biden earns 49% support and Trump receives 46%. In Wisconsin, Biden enjoys a 5-point lead at 49% support. Across all six states, Biden leads Trump by a 3-point margin, 49% to 46%.
The survey interviewed 4,904 people from Aug. 21 to Aug. 23 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.4 points.