Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would beat President Donald Trump in the general election if it were held today, new polling has shown.
An average of recent national surveys compiled by Real Clear Politics showed Biden, who served as vice president under former President Barack Obama, ahead of Trump by an average of nearly 6 points. Overall, Biden is backed by an average of 48.3 percent of voters while the president is supported by just 42.4 percent.
Meanwhile, Biden also leads Trump in the battleground states of Wisconsin, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Arizona. Trump still appears to have a slim advantage in North Carolina, but the most recent poll conducted in the state actually showed Biden ahead by 1 point as well.
In Wisconsin, Biden is ahead by an average of 2.7 points, while he leads by 3.2 percent in Florida. The former vice president has a more comfortable lead in Pennsylvania, where he is ahead by an average of 6.7 percent. Even in Arizona, which has voted for the Republican presidential candidate in every general election since 2000, Biden leads Trump by an average 4.4 points. Meanwhile, Biden is ahead by about 5.5 points in Michigan.