Updated Oct 19, 2023 - Politics & Policy

Trump is winning in key swing states as voters reject Bidenomics: poll

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President Joe Biden speaks during an event honoring the legacy of Sen. John McCain in Tempe, Arizona, on Sept. 28, 2023. Photo: Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Voters in the top seven swing states are rejecting the Bidenomics message that's central to President Biden's reelection bid, according to a poll out Thursday from Bloomberg News and Morning Consult.

Why it matters: What's important in a presidential election isn't national polling, but how the candidates are doing in the swing states that decide the winner. But there aren't many polls that wrap in multiple swing states.

Driving the news: The poll, which surveyed 5,023 registered voters earlier this month, found that voters who said the economy was their most important issue disapproved of Biden's economic policies, 65% to 14%.

  • 51% of swing-state voters said the national economy was better off under former President Trump.
  • Overall, just 26% of voters in the poll said Bidenomics has been good for the economy, while 49% disapproved of the policies, Bloomberg reported.

What they're saying: Biden campaign spokesperson Kevin Munoz downplayed the findings in a statement provided to Axios. "Predictions more than a year out tend to look a little different a year later," he said.

  • "We'll win in 2024 by putting our heads down and doing the work, not by fretting about a poll."

The big picture: Former President Trump leads Biden 47% to 43% in the seven-state poll, with a margin of error of 1 percentage point.

  • The poll covers Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — the top seven swing states heading into the 2o24 campaign, according to the Cook Political Report.

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Editor's note: This story was updated with a statement from Biden's campaign.

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