Politics Fox News polls spell trouble for Trump in Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania
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2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has reached majority support in Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, bad news for President Trump six weeks before Election Day, according to new Fox News polls.
Biden is 5 percentage points ahead of Trump in Ohio, 50% to 45%,. Trump carried Ohio's 18 electoral votes in 2016 over then-Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by 8 points. No Republican president has won the White House without the state.
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Biden has a 7-point advantage in Pennsylvania, 51% to 44%, a pivotal battleground state that helped Trump clinch the presidency four years ago. Trump won Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes last cycle by less than a point.
And in Nevada, the two-term vice president and 36-year Delaware senator has an 11-point edge on the incumbent, 52% to 41%. Trump lost Nevada's six electoral votes to Clinton by less than 3 points.
The Fox News polls, conducted after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's died Friday, found very few respondents are still undecided before the Nov. 3 general election. And in Pennsylvania, 8% of Trump's 2016 supporters now back Biden.
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Biden is boosted by his popularity with women, minority voters, those under 35, and those older than 65, according to the public opinion research.
Biden is more trusted to handle the coronavirus pandemic, particularly among seniors. A plurality of respondents told pollsters they believe the outbreak is “not at all” under control. More respondents would also prefer that Biden appoint Ginsburg's replacement.
The Fox News surveys were fielded by Beacon Research and Shaw & Company from Sept. 20-23. The Nevada results were based on live interviews with 810 Nevada likely voters via landlines and cellphones. Pollsters spoke to 830 likely voters in Ohio and 856 of their counterparts in Pennsylvania using the same methods. The findings have a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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