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Leaked poll shows: Biden lags significantly behind after disastrous debate in swing states

The eighty-year-old president lost more than two percentage points in Pennsylvania, according to the poll

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A leaked poll from Democratic data firm OpenLabs shows that support for President Joe Biden has dropped sharply in several swing states following the octogenarian's dismal performance at the debate.

The poll, conducted in the first 72 hours after Thursday's debate, now shows Biden trailing former President Donald Trump by 7.3 percentage points in Pennsylvania, a drop of more than two percentage points since the debate. The poll also shows Trump leading Biden by 10.1 percentage points in Georgia, 9.7 percentage points in Arizona and 8.8 percentage points in Nevada.

Aside from these states, the poll suggests Trump could also win states where no major contest was expected.

In Virginia, for example, Trump is ahead of Biden by 0.6 percentage points, according to the poll. In Maine, Trump is just 0.2 percentage points behind Biden, a gain of 2 percentage points for the former president since the debate. Trump is also just 2 percentage points ahead of Biden in Colorado and 0.4 percentage points ahead of Biden in Minnesota, the poll shows. In New Hampshire, he is nearly 3 percentage points ahead of Biden, in Wisconsin by more than 4 percentage points and in Michigan by nearly 7 percentage points, the poll shows.

The survey, first reported in Puck Newscomes just a day after Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon met with the campaign's National Finance Committee and dismissed concerns about the president's debate performance.

“He's probably healthier than most of us,” O'Malley Dillon said Monday evening in a Zoom conference before 500 party donors. Some participants found the comment “insulting” and “dismissive.”

Just hours after the call, Texas Rep. Lloyd Doggett on Tuesday became the first incumbent Democrat to call on Biden to drop out of the race. New York Times It was later reported that Biden’s debate preparations at Camp David “never began before 11 a.m.”

“Mr. Biden was given time to take a nap each day, according to a person familiar with the matter,” the report said.

White House spokesman and deputy assistant to the president, Ian Sams, dismissed the Just report during an appearance on MSNBC on Tuesday afternoon, saying, “When I deal with him, he's sharp. He asks tough questions.”