A new poll shows President Donald Trump soaring into the lead for the 2024 presidential race in a critical battleground state.
According to a poll reported by The Detroit News on Wednesday, Trump is leading Democrat President Joe Biden by 7 points in the key battleground state of Michigan.
Trump won in Michigan during the 2016 election but lost to Biden in 2020.
However, in a new poll, Trump beat Biden 42% to 35%, according to a Marketing Resource Group (MRG) survey.
20% of respondents said they’d vote for someone else while 3% opted not to pick a candidate.
While the poll shows strong support for Trump, it also highlights Biden’s sinking popularity.
When Biden was replaced with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as the Democrat candidate, she beat Trump 46% to 40%.
The change marks a 13-point swing from the matchup with Biden.
MRG owner Jenell Leonard, a GOP consultant, says the poll could spell doom for Biden.
“It tells me that Biden has a problem, not necessarily the Democrats,” Leonard told The Detroit News of the numbers.
“If the base doesn’t show up, they could likely see themselves in the same situation as they saw in 2016.”
Several recent polls have suggested that Biden would win by several points in Michigan, according to FiveThirtyEight’s survey compilation.
An early August Emerson College survey indicated that in a head-to-head matchup, Trump and Biden were tied at 44%.
However, in a three-way race with independent candidate Cornel West, Trump won by 2 points.
Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate in decades to win Michigan in 2016.
He narrowly beat Hillary Clinton 47.6% to 47.3%, according to Politico.
In 2020, the state swung back to the Democrats, with Biden winning by nearly 3 points.
The MRG survey polled 600 likely Michigan voters from Oct. 2 to Oct. 8 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4%.