Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden expanded his lead over President Donald Trump in battleground Michigan and the two candidates were locked in a toss-up race in North Carolina, according to Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls released on Tuesday.
Reuters/Ipsos is polling likely voters in six states - Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida and Arizona - that will play critical roles in deciding whether Trump wins a second term in office or if Biden ousts him in the November election.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Tuesday that next week’s scheduled debate with Republican President Donald Trump should not take place if Trump is still infected with COVID-19.
Below is a state-by-state look at Reuters/Ipsos findings, based on the online responses of likely voters, which include responses from some who cast ballots ahead of the formal Nov. 3 Election Day, which is increasingly common due to the coronavirus pandemic:
MICHIGAN (Sept. 29-Oct. 6):
* Voting for Biden: 51%
* Voting for Trump: 43%
* Biden had led Trump 49% to 44% in a Sept. 11-16 poll
* 50% said Biden would be better at handling the coronavirus pandemic. 41% said Trump would be better.
* 49% said Trump would be better at managing the economy. 44% said Biden would be better.