The latest New York Times/Siena College poll does not have good news for Trump or Republican Senators in these battleground states. Let’s start with Maine:
In all three states, Democratic Senate candidates were leading Republican incumbents by five percentage points or more. Senator Susan Collins of Maine, a Republican seeking a fifth term, is in a difficult battle against Sara Gideon, trailing by five points as voters there delivered a damning verdict on Mr. Trump’s stewardship: By a 25-point margin, 60 percent to 35 percent, they said they trusted Mr. Biden over Mr. Trump on the issue of the pandemic.
The Democrats’ strong lead in Arizona, a historically Republican state, is owed to a 30-point advantage among Hispanic voters and a break-even performance with whites. And both Mr. Biden and the Democratic Senate candidate, Mark Kelly, are leading with voters over 65, a crucial group in a state rich with retirees. Mr. Kelly was leading Senator Martha McSally among all voters, 50 percent to 42 percent.
And North Carolina:
Mr. Trump’s competitiveness in North Carolina is a comparatively bright spot for him in the Times polling. But Mr. Tillis appears to be in a particularly weak position, drawing only 37 percent of the vote and running markedly behind Mr. Trump. A large number of voters say they are still undecided, including 11 percent of Black voters, potentially giving Mr. Cunningham room to improve his position if he can consolidate support from Democratic-leaning groups.
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