Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Biden leading in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to the press pool before he boards his campaign plane to travel to Miami at New Castle Airport in New Castle, Delaware, October 5, 2020. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appeared to lead President Donald Trump in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania less than a month before the Nov. 3 election, according to Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls released on Monday.

The polls showed the former vice president ahead by 5 percentage points in Pennsylvania, matching the poll’s credibility interval. Biden led Trump by 6 points in Wisconsin. In both states, Biden improved his position relative to mid-September.

Reuters/Ipsos is polling likely voters in six states – Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida and Arizona – that will play critical roles in deciding whether Trump wins a second term in office or if Biden ousts him in the November election.