New Poll Shows Joe Biden Trouncing Donald Trump in Arizona

Democratic presidential nominee has opened up a commanding lead over President Donald Trump in the battleground state of Arizona according to a new New York Times/Siena poll released on Monday.

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The survey was taken before and after Trump announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus and shows Biden leading Trump 49 to 41 percent among likely voters, with six percent undecided. These results are unchanged from responses to the same poll that had been conducted last month.

In particular, Biden is surging among women voters and men appear to be abandoning their support for Trump. Latino voters are also overwhelmingly coalescing around the former vice president, the New York Times explained:

Mr. Biden is winning women by 18 points and trailing Mr. Trump by only two points among men. Among likely Hispanic voters, who are expected to make up about 20 percent of Arizona’s electorate, Mr. Biden is overwhelming the president, capturing 65 percent to Mr. Trump’s 27 percent.

Biden is also holding a commanding lead over Trump – 64 percent to 22 percent, respectively – with voters aged 18-34, the fastest growing voting bloc.

Trump holds a 49-46 percent lead – barely inside the poll’s 3.2 percent margin of error – on which candidate would better handle the economy.

But on all other key issues identified in the survey, Biden is ahead:

  • Handling of COVID-19 pandemic: Biden 54 percent, Trump 40 percent
  • Unifying America: Biden 52 percent, Trump 37 percent
  • Maintaining law and order: Biden 49 percent, Trump 46 percent
  • Picking a Supreme Court Justice: Biden 49 percent, Trump 44 percent
  • Protecting health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions: Biden 55 percent, Trump 38 percent

In Arizona’s Senate contest, the Times/Siena poll found Democrat Mark Kelly leading incumbent Republican Martha McSally 50 to 39 percent. This race is one of several in states Trump carried in 2016 that could determine the balance of power in the Senate.

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