NY Times Poll Shows Big Lead for Trump in Almost Every Battleground State
A new poll shows that President Donald Trump is leading President Joe Biden in nearly every major battleground state.
Specifically, the poll, conducted by The New York Times and Sienna, found President Trump is leading by substantial margins in Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, while only slightly trailing President Biden in Wisconsin.
An overwhelming majority, between 60 and 70 percent, of voters in each of the six key states told pollsters that the country is headed in the wrong direction, including the majority of voters from every racial, gender, education, and income class.
The specific numbers in each state paint a dire portrait for President Biden in practically every battleground state that led to his securing the presidency in 2020.
The poll has a 1.8 percent margin of error, and, even accounting for this margin, President Trump has the lead in each state polled but Wisconsin.
Florida Sen. Rick Scott endorses Trump over home-state Gov. DeSantis
Florida Sen. Rick Scott endorsed former President Donald Trump on Thursday over his home-state governor, Ron DeSantis, as he called for Republicans to unite behind the party’s 2024 front-runner.
“I support my friend President Donald J. Trump to be the 47th president of the United States and encourage every Republican to unite behind his efforts to win back the White House,” Scott wrote in an op-ed published in Newsweek.
This is not the first time Scott has aligned himself with Trump over one of his state’s native sons. In 2016, with two Floridians, Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush, both seeking the GOP nomination for president, Scott, then Florida’s governor, wrote a glowing op-ed that heralded Trump as a figure who was “capturing the frustration of many Americans” and, like other former political outsiders, injecting the political scene with “new ideas and new energy.” He didn’t formally endorse Trump, but the intention was clear.
With his announcement Thursday, Scott joins most Republicans in Florida’s US House delegation in endorsing the former president over DeSantis. Like those previous congressional endorsements, which arrived as DeSantis was just about to formally enter the presidential race, this one comes at an opportune moment. The Florida GOP will host all the candidates on Saturday at an event that will test the respective strength of DeSantis and Trump among state Republicans.