Trump Opens Big Lead in Key State

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( – In new great news for former President Donald Trump and his supporters, the presumed GOP presidential nominee has opened a major lead on incumbent President Joe Biden in the vital state of Ohio, according to a new survey.

In a new poll from Ohio, Trump is leading Biden by a significant 7% margin, as Biden sees diminishing support among black and young voters.

In specific numbers, 48% of voters in Ohio favor Trump for the upcoming election in November, whereas 41% support Biden, according to the findings released by the Marist poll on Tuesday.

Additionally, 5% of voters expressed their intent to vote for independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., while Jill Stein of the Green Party and libertarian candidate Chase Oliver each drew 1% and less than 1% support, respectively.

The poll also noted that 4% of voters remain undecided.

Trump, aged 77, previously outperformed Biden by an 8% margin in this key battleground state in the 2020 elections and also won over Hillary Clinton in 2016.

The same poll highlights a significant drop in Biden’s popularity among black and young voters within the state.

Only 57% of black voters indicated they would vote for Biden this November, a sharp decline from the 83% he garnered in 2020. Trump, on the other hand, has gained ground, securing 25% of the black voter support. Kennedy follows with 12%.

Among voters under 35, Trump is also the preferred candidate, with 46% support compared to Biden’s 37% and Kennedy’s 12%.

A major factor contributing to Trump’s popularity appears to be the perception of economic well-being; 59% of Ohio voters believe they were “better off” during Trump’s administration compared to Biden’s tenure.

This sentiment is shared by 13% of Democratic voters as well, as per the Marist poll.

On the other hand, 39% feel they are doing better under Biden’s leadership, including 6% of Republicans.

Trump also leads in favorability ratings over Biden in Ohio, with 45% favoring Trump compared to 36% for Biden.

Regarding Trump’s legal issues, the poll reveals that 45% of Ohio voters agree with the guilty verdict in the “hush money” case, believing Trump committed illegal acts.

Meanwhile, 29% think he acted unethically but not illegally, and 24% believe he did nothing wrong.

The purpose of the trial divides opinion almost equally; 50% think it aimed to uncover the truth, whereas 49% view it as an attempt to hinder Trump’s reelection efforts.

The poll was conducted from June 3 to June 6 with a sample size of 1,137 and carries a margin of error of 3.6%.

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