Polls Show Trump Expanding Lead Over Biden

A recent poll shows that President Joe Biden, who won Pennsylvania’s general election by less than 2 points in 2020, is losing ground to former President Donald Trump.

The Daily Wire reported that “the majority of voters” who participated in the poll cited domestic energy production and energy affordability as lead concerns, prompting their decision to back the presumptive GOP presidential nominee in the 2024 election.

Commonwealth Foundation’s senior manager of energy policy André Béliveau, said of the poll results: “Pennsylvania voters have made it clear they prioritize energy affordability and reliability over climate alarmism.”

He added: “Likewise, Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly support economic freedom and oppose excessive government regulations and red tape.”

The poll found that Trump held a 3-point lead over Biden in the swing state when researchers asked voters who they trusted more with energy.

Inferring that Biden should make some adjustments in the runup to the election, Béliveau noted that Democrat Senators Bob Casey and John Fetterman are concerned about federal policies that negatively impact energy production in the state.

Béliveau said: “Energy affordability is going to be a top priority for voters in Pennsylvania, especially as we’re leading up to the elections in November,” adding that Fifty-four percent of voters oppose Biden’s recent decision to pause approval to export liquefied gas.

Bureaucratic red tape, including excessive permit regulations, reportedly contributes to high energy costs in the state. Béliveau pointed to West Virginia and Ohio as examples of states with fewer regulations and lower energy costs.

Sen. Joe Pittman (R-PA) agrees that the state needs to explore and expand low-cost energy alternatives and put “consumer affordability” ahead of climate change initiatives.

The Hill analyzed a recent Bloomberg/Morning Consult poll that surveyed almost 5,000 voters. The poll found that Trump leads Biden in an anticipated head-to-head rematch of the 2020 election in all seven swing states.

The late February poll showed that Trump had a 6-point lead over Biden in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. Notably, Biden won all four states in 2020.

A Fox News poll showed that Trump has risen approximately 4 points in Pennsylvania since the 2020 election and currently holds a 2-point lead over Biden.