Republican President Donald Trump far exceeded former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat nominee in 2020, in this year’s presidential primary in terms of raw vote totals in Pennsylvania.
But the fact that Trump — who, like Biden, was running for his party’s nomination unopposed — hit a vote total significantly higher than Biden’s is interesting.
A Change Research/CNBC poll conducted last week shows Trump leading Biden by four points in the Keystone State, whereas several April polls showed Biden leading by different amounts there.
Back in 2016, from the conventions onward until the general election, only one poll — one conducted by a GOP firm right before the election — showed Trump winning the state according to RealClearPolitics.
Another one showed a tie between Trump and Clinton, but dozens of other polls showed Clinton winning Pennsylvania.