Donald Trump and Joe Biden are tied in Arizona according to a new survey by Susquehanna Polling and Research for the Center for American Greatness.
The phone survey of 500 likely voters conducted September 25-28 showed Biden with 47 percent and Trump with 47 percent support, with a 4.3 percent margin of error. The poll also showed Trump with a better favorability rating than Biden (44 percent-40 percent).
This has been a recurring theme seen in recent polls of Florida, Nevada, and Wisconsin: Joe Biden is seen less favorably than Donald Trump. This likely ties to the lower enthusiasm evidenced by Biden supporters in other polls which may lead to a turnout problem.
The poll also provides further evidence that President Trump is running stronger with Hispanics this year than he did in 2016. The Center for American Greatness polls of Florida and Nevada both show the same phenomenon. The poll of Arizona shows Trump with support from 40 percent of Hispanic voters versus 31 percent in 2016.
The top-two issues for the Arizona poll’s respondents were jobs and the economy and the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Respondents split along party lines on both issues. Strengthening the economy and the jobs market is a top-two issue for 64 percent of Trump voters versus just 26 percent of Biden voters. The pandemic response is a top-two issue among 54 percent of Biden voters as opposed to 14 percent of Trump voters.
There’s also some qualified good news for Republican Senator Martha McSally. She’s running three points behind Mark Kelly (48 percent-45 percent), but that’s an improvement over other surveys conducted earlier in September.