Democrats may face an uphill battle in Wisconsin when the party’s eventual nominee goes up against President Trump in November, a new poll suggests, while other battlegrounds state of Pennsylvania and Michigan are shaping up to be more friendly territory.
A Quinnipiac University Poll survey released on Thursday shows Trump trouncing six Democratic presidential contenders in head-to-head match-ups in Wisconsin, one of the so-called blue wall states carried by the real estate mogul in the 2016 election.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden, the two candidates in closest competition with the president, are running 7 points behind him in the state, while Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) appear to have the toughest odds, trailing Trump in hypothetical match-ups by 10 points and 11 points, respectively.
But in Pennsylvania, another state that flipped for Trump after former President Obama won it in 2008 and 2012, the Democratic candidates’ prospects look brighter. Biden leads the president in the Keystone State, 50 percent to 42 percent. Meanwhile, Klobuchar and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg lead Trump by 7 points and 6 points, respectively.
In fact, each of the six Democratic candidates included in the Quinnipiac poll lead Trump in hypothetical match-ups in Pennsylvania.
In Michigan, another longtime blue state carried by Trump in 2016, the Democratic candidates appear to have an advantage, though the race against Trump is tighter. Sanders and Bloomberg carry the largest leads in that state, with the former topping Trump 48 percent to 43 percent and the latter leading 47 percent to 42 percent.