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Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Biden ahead in Wisconsin, a close race in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appears to be leading President Donald Trump among likely voters in Wisconsin, while the two are about even in Pennsylvania, according to Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls released on Monday.

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the national death toll from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States exceeding 200,000 people, during a campaign speech at the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, U.S., September 21, 2020. REUTERS/Mark Makela

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.

Below is a state-by-state look at Reuters/Ipsos findings, based on the online responses of likely voters, which includes responses from some who cast ballots ahead of the formal Nov. 3 Election Day, a practice expected to increase due to the coronavirus health crisis:

WISCONSIN:

* Voting for Biden: 48%

* Voting for Trump: 43%

* 48% said Biden would be better at handling the coronavirus pandemic. 40% said Trump would be better.

* 48% said Trump would be better at managing the economy. 42% said Biden would be better.

* 1% said they already had voted.

PENNSYLVANIA:

* Voting for Biden: 49%

* Voting for Trump: 46%

* 48% said Biden would be better at handling the coronavirus pandemic. 44% said Trump would be better.

* 51% said Trump would be better at managing the economy. 45% said Biden would be better.

* 2% said they already had voted.

MICHIGAN:

* Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll expected on Sept. 22.

NORTH CAROLINA:

* Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll expected on Sept. 22.

FLORIDA:

* Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll expected on Sept. 23.

ARIZONA:

* Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll expected on Sept. 23.

NOTES

The Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls are conducted online in all six states in English, as well as in Spanish in Arizona and Florida.

* In Wisconsin, from Sept 11-16, it gathered responses from 1005 adults, including 609 likely voters and has a credibility interval of 5 percentage points.

* In Pennsylvania, from Sept 11-16, it gathered responses from 1005 adults, including 611 likely voters and has a credibility interval of 5 percentage points.

Reporting by Jason Lange in Washington and Chris Kahn in New York; Editing by Scott Malone and Howard Goller

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