Poll: Biden expands lead over Trump in Arizona, but enthusiasm still down

Poll: Biden expands lead over Trump in Arizona, but enthusiasm still down
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[Ed. – A problem that has dogged his campaign since the beginning. It explains why his approval ratings early on were on life support and why his wife urged voters to ‘hold their noses’ and vote for her husband.]

Although Biden is polling ahead of Trump, the president’s base is more energized. Seven in 10 voters told OHPI they were “extremely enthusiastic” about casting a ballot in the general election, compared to 60% who felt the same way about Biden. Another 9% of Biden supporters said they were “not too enthusiastic” or “not at all enthusiastic” about the fall contest.

“If coronavirus is still rampaging through the country in November, campaigns may struggle to turn out voters on Election Day,” OHPI data analyst Jacob Joss said. “That task is going to be made even more difficult if a candidate’s supporters are not enthusiastic about voting for them in the first place. While the president faces a significant deficit, in these unprecedented times he is by no means out of this race.”

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