Joe Biden leads Donald Trump 45-40% in Arizona

An influential election projection agency shifted the US presidential race in the state of Arizona toward Democratic

By - Sentinel Digital Desk
Update: 2020-09-19 06:30 GMT

WASHINGTON: An influential election projection agency shifted the US presidential race in the state of Arizona toward Democratic nominee Joe Biden, as its latest poll found the former vice president led President Donald Trump by 5 percentage points in the state.

A poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and Cook Political Report released on Thursday showed Biden led Trump 45-40 per cent, larger than the Democrat's lead over the Republican incumbent in other battleground states like Florida and North Carolina, in both of which the edges were within the margins of error, Xinhua news agency reported.

Another troubling sign for Trump in Arizona, which he won by a narrow 3.5-point advantage over Hillary Clinton in 2016, is that only about 73 per cent of Republicans said they will definitely vote for the president in November, with another 9 per cent saying they are probably or definitely casting their ballot for Biden, the KFF-Cook poll showed.

Furthermore, support for Trump from Arizona's Latino community was also lagging - 17 per cent compared to Biden's 55 per cent among the group. "The new data in this poll, combined with other recent polling in the state, all find Arizona slipping away from Trump," Cook's elections analyst Amy Walter said. "We are moving it from Toss Up to Lean Democrat." (IANS)

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