Biden has 17-point lead over in Wisconsin, seven in Michigan

Joe Biden has 17 point lead over Donald in Wisconsin where COVID is surging and is ahead seven points in Michigan in new poll New Washington Post/ABC News poll has Joe Biden leading in two critical battleground states in Midwest Biden leads President by 17 points in Wisconsin He leads by seven points in Michigan won both states by less than one per cent in 2016 The two states were part of Democrats' 'blue wall' in the Midwest until flipped them in the last presidential cycle  Women flocking to Biden's side, giving him a boost in the states Rising COVID rates also driving voters to Democratic nominee 

By Emily Goodin, Senior U.s. Political Reporter For

Published: 13:26 GMT, 28 October 2020 | Updated: 13:32 GMT, 28 October 2020


Joe Biden has taken the lead over President Donald in two key battleground states in the Midwest with less than a week to go before Election Day.

The Democratic nominee leads by 17 points in Wisconsin and seven points in Michigan - two states that carried in 2016 and helped put him in the White House.

The new numbers out of the Washington Post/ABC News poll show Biden is being boosted by his support from women. 

Biden leads by 24 points among women in Michigan and by 30 points among women in Wisconsin. 

In Michigan, Biden trails among men by double digits, and the two are running about even among men in Wisconsin. 

Democratic nominee Joe Biden

President Donald Trump

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll has Joe Biden leading President Donald in two critical battleground states in Midwest

The poll numbers also indicate the coronavirus is having an effect on the election.

The pandemic has disproportionately driven women out of the workforce with some saying the current economic situation should be called a 'shecession' as women - particularly women of color - have been so badly effected. 

President is aware of his trailing numbers among females. 

'Suburban women, please vote for me,' has begged at his

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