Arizona is considered a stronghold of the GOP, but that could change come November.
A new poll reveals candidate Joe Biden is leading over President Donald Trump 52 to 43 in Arizona.
OHPI’s Arizona Public Opinion Pulse (AZPOP) also shows 5 percent of Arizona voters remain undecided.
Biden was trailing behind Trump back in December, but went up six points in the polls during March. Now he’s up an additional three.
“What is interesting is the incredibly small margin between Trump’s ceiling and floor of support against Biden,” Mike Noble, chief of research at OH Predictive Insights, said in a press release. “Trump’s biggest pain-point is in Maricopa County and will need to triage that if he hopes to carry Arizona’s eleven Electoral College votes come November.”
Further proof of Arizonans cooling on Trump are numbers showing more than half of Arizonans are not happy with him when it comes to jobs.
Nevertheless, seven in 10 Trump supporters in Arizona also said they were “extremely enthusiastic” about voting in the upcoming election, while only 3 in 5 Biden supporters said the same.
Overall, Biden is leading with women, Latinos, people under and over 55, and Independent voters, where Trump leads with Republicans and rural voters.
However, Jacob Joss, data analyst at OHPI, said in the press release that campaigns may find it difficult to turn out voters in general in November if we’re still battling COVID-19 to this degree.
“While the president faces a significant deficit in these unprecedented times, he is by no means out of this race.”