Biden, Trump neck and neck nationally, in battleground states: CBS Poll

President Biden and former President Trump are basically tied nationally and in battleground states, according to new polling from CBS News.

The CBS News/YouGov poll found that Trump received 50 percent support nationally among likely voters, while Biden received 49 percent. In battleground states, 50 percent of likely voters selected Biden, while 49 percent backed Trump, according to CBS.

The poll also found that Trump’s recent conviction in the New York hush money case is not a major issue for most voters when deciding whom to support. More than half of respondents said that the guilty verdict was “not a factor” in their decision, 28 percent said it was a “major factor” and 17 percent said it was a “minor factor.”

Instead, an overwhelming majority said that issues like the economy, inflation and the state of the democracy would be the major factors in their votes.

The poll also found that Biden had the edge over Trump among key voting groups. Eighty-one percent of Black likely voters said they would support Biden, while 18 percent said they would back Trump.

Fifty-four percent of surveyed women also said they support Biden, while 45 percent support Trump. Independents are more divided when asked whether they would support Biden or Trump, with 50 percent selecting Biden and 48 percent choosing the former president.

The poll comes as the two front-runners are barreling toward a likely 2020 rematch in November. Trump and Biden are also neck and neck according to The Hill/Decision Desk HQ’s national polling average, which shows Trump with 45.5 percent support and Biden with 44.7 percent.

The poll was conducted June 5-7 among 2,063 U.S. adult residents. It also included an oversample in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The poll has a margin of error is 3.2 percentage points among all adults and 3.8 points among registered voters.

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