Nearly half of registered voters in Michigan (49%) plan to support Biden against 41% who say they will vote for Trump, the polls showed.
And the numbers are relatively similar in Pennsylvania, with Biden leading Trump by 8 percentage points, with 50% of registered voters planning to vote for the former vice president to 42% for Trump, according to new polls Fox News.
The higher numbers for Biden come at the same time as the coronavirus pandemic, which has prompted several states to postpone their primaries. However, Biden emerged as the presumptive Democratic nominee after all other challengers dropped after his impressive win streak in late February and early March.
Trump's job approval represents 47% approval, 51% rejection in both Pennsylvania and Michigan.
About half of registered voters in both states say they or someone in their household lost their jobs or cut salaries due to coronaviruses, with 70% in Pennsylvania and 75% in Michigan saying they are concerned that the coronavirus situation will lead to financial hardship for them.
But even though the economy is clearly a concern for everyone, especially those who have lost revenue, the majorities of both states do not want to open up the economy with the danger to public health.
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Pennsylvania and 61% of Michigan state that they would rather wait to reopen the economy, even though it means the economic crisis will last longer. A neighborhood in both states believes the economy should reopen, even if it means that the public health crisis lasts longer.
A small majority of Republicans in Michigan prefer to open the health-risk economy (43%) over those who prefer to stay closed (37%), while Pennsylvania Republicans are split (42% open again, 45% keep it closed) .
Governors in both states receive high marks overall and for their handling of coronavirus. About two-thirds of Michigan registered voters approve of how Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer handles his job (63%) and handles coronavirus (64%), while 65% of Pennsylvania registered voters approve of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf handling his job in general , and 69% approve of his coronavirus management.
Fox News polls were conducted April 18 to 21 among a random national selection of 803 registered voters in Pennsylvania and 801 registered voters in Michigan reached on landlines or cell phones by a live interview. The results for both Michigan and Pennsylvania have a sampling margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.