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Biden doubles lead over Trump in Michigan: poll

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden doubled his lead over President Trump in the battleground state of Michigan, according to a new poll. 

Biden leads Trump by 12 points, earning 53 percent support compared with Trump’s 41 percent, according to a EPIC-MRA poll reported by the Detroit Free Press on Sunday. 

Biden’s lead in the latest poll is double his 6-point lead over the president in a poll conducted by EPIC-MRA in January, when Biden had 50 percent support compared with Trump’s 44 percent. 

The majority of independent voters, a key bloc in the battleground state, said they are backing Biden, with 63 percent saying they support the former vice president and 23 percent saying they support Trump, the newspaper reported.  

The same poll found that the majority of likely Michigan voters said they were not pleased with Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Fifty-eight percent of likely voters gave Trump a negative rating, 41 percent gave him a positive rating, and 1 percent were undecided or refused to say, according to the report of the survey. 

Trump narrowly won Michigan in 2016, despite EPIC-MRA polls in March and August 2016 showing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leading Trump by 10 points. 

Fox News polls released Wednesday showed Trump trailing Biden in three other battleground states the president won in 2016: Ohio, Wisconsin and Arizona. 

The EPIC-MRA poll is based on a survey of 600 Michigan voters. It was conducted between May 30 and June 3. There is a margin of error of 4 percentage points. 

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