A new poll shows that Joe Biden now leads President Donald Trump in the state by eight points, 49% to 41%, seeming to reverse a trend that showed Trump narrowing many swing state races.
The New York Times/Siena College poll of likely voters was taken between October 1 and 3, after both the first presidential debate and Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.
91% of those in the the poll said they were “definitely” going to vote for the candidate they identified. The margin of error was 4.2 percentage points.
The same poll showed Sen. Martha McSally trailing challenger Mark Kelly by 11 points.
A bright spot in the poll was that more likely voters said they trusted Trump with the economy than Biden, 49% to 46%. Let’s hope the economy is more important to voters than other issues like the coronavirus or healthcare.
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