Donald Trump Trails Joe Biden in Pennsylvania, As He Looks to Boost Support Through Rallies

President Donald Trump trails Joe Biden in the latest polling for Pennsylvania as the president looks to boost support in the state with a rally on Tuesday.

Among 622 likely voters polled from October 6 to 11, in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, Democratic presidential candidate Biden had a 7-point lead when put head-to-head with Trump. Asked who they would vote for today between the pair, or who they had if they had voted early, 51 percent went for Biden and 44 percent for Trump.

When third party candidates were also included as options, Biden again received 51 percent of support, while Trump's went up slightly to 45 percent.

This follows a string of recent polls giving Biden the lead over Trump. FiveThirtyEight's poll tracker puts him up 7.2 points in the state, with 51.1 percent of support compared to 43.9 percent for Trump on average. Real Clear Politics' tracker has him up by a similar amount, with a 7.3 point lead.

As previously reported by Newsweek, Pennsylvania is considered to be a key state for the Biden campaign. The state has been described as a "tipping point state."

Trump won the state in 2016, by 0.5 percent of the vote, according to figures from The New York Times. He received around 44,000 more votes than Hillary Clinton.

Such victories were key to securing the Electoral College victory that secured Trump's place in the White House, despite having lost the popular vote.

Most national polling this time out has put Trump behind Biden, while the incumbent also trails in a number of swing states. Forecasts have indicated Biden winning both the Electoral College and the popular vote.

Trump is set to hold a rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.

Writing on Twitter after another rally he held in Florida on Monday, he said: "Great Florida Rally tonight. Big crowd, lot of enthusiasm (you win races with enthusiasm). Just got back. Tomorrow night it's off to Pennsylvania and another BIG crowd. We are winning. Economy is starting to boom. Good timing!!!"

Despite trailing Biden in polling, Trump has insisted that he is on course for victory over the Democrat and has consistently branded polls suggesting otherwise as fake.

Newsweek has contacted the Trump and Biden campaigns for comment.

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President Donald Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally as he campaigns at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida, October 12, 2020. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images