Depending on which polling firm you look at, Joe Biden is on a path to win Pennsylvania easily in November — or Democrats are setting themselves up for a 2016 repeat of disappointment.
Pennsylvania is again likely to be a crucial state in deciding the presidential race. In 2016, the Keystone State, combined with Wisconsin and Michigan, handed President Trump the keys to the White House, with a combined vote total of under 80,000.
An NBC/Marist survey released on Wednesday found Biden with a 9-point lead over President Trump in the state, with over half, 53%, of voters there saying they plan on backing him this fall. Those numbers are largely a result of suburban voters backing the former vice president, with many citing Trump’s poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump’s favorability rating in the state is underwater as well, according to NBC/Marist. Fifty-two percent of voters there disapprove of his job performance, while 45% approve.