Friday, September 25, 2020

Three Battleground State Polls Give Biden Clear Edge

With the usual caveats -- casting your vote is what counts, don't be distracted or disheartened by Trump's tactics, etc. --  the "A"- rated Fox News poll is unadulterated good news for Joe Biden in three battleground states:

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in the battleground states of Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, according to Fox News statewide likely voter surveys.

In each of the three states, majorities disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president, pluralities say coronavirus is “not at all” under control, and Biden is the preferred choice when it comes to handling the virus. Plus, he’s favored over Trump to nominate the next U.S. Supreme Court justice.  

There are few undecided voters, and Biden’s support is 50 percent or better in each state.  His advantage over Trump is outside the margin of error in Nevada and Pennsylvania, but not Ohio. 

Across the states, Biden’s edge comes mainly from women, nonwhites, voters under age 35, and those ages 65 and over.  When it comes to handling coronavirus in particular, more seniors trust Biden to do a better job than Trump -- in larger numbers than back his candidacy overall.

The eye- openers are Ohio and the Nevada margin.  Here are the numbers with 39 days until November 3 (but vote early/ by mail if you can!):


The poll was taken after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Biden is favored in all three states as the person who should fill that vacancy.  Other factors generally favor Biden as well (handling coronavirus, police reform and violence, etc.).  

Keep the pedal to the metal!

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