President Donald Trump is pulling closer to Joe Biden in the Florida polls, with the Democratic nominee losing half his lead in the state over the previous few weeks, according to a new CNBC/Change Research poll.
The current poll shows Biden leading Trump 49% to 46% compared to an August 12 survey 50% to 44%.
Trump has also closed the gap on Biden in five other states, with the Democratic hopeful holding a six-point advantage in Michigan and a five-point lead in Wisconsin.
The momentum Trump is seeing in Florida is matched in the other five battleground states tracked in this series of polls. While Biden leads in all six states, he’s not breaking away in any of them. Meanwhile, Biden has a three-point lead in Pennsylvania, a two-point lead in Arizona and a one-point edge in North Carolina.
This momentum has strengthened the confidence of the Trump campaign.
“We have a quiet confidence based on our pathway. … You want optionality in politics. You want optionality when you look at the map,” campaign manager Bill Stepien told C-SPAN, according to Florida Politics. “So we see optionality when we look at the map. We would see multiple pathways when we look at the map. And that’s what you want when you look at a campaign.”
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