Here’s the latest news out of Ohio courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll:
In a state that has picked the eventual presidential winner since 1964, former Vice President Joe Biden receives 46 percent of the vote, while President Donald Trump receives 45 percent in a general election matchup,according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pea-ack) University poll of Ohio registered voters released today. Among Republicans, Trump wins 92 – 5 percent, while Democrats go for Biden 93 – 3 percent. Independents are divided with Trump receiving 44 percent and Biden getting 40 percent.
There are wide gender, race, and education gaps. Women go to Biden by 16 points, 53 – 37 percent, while men go to Trump also by 16 points, 54 – 38 percent. Biden leads among Black voters 81 – 8 percent, while Trump leads among white voters 50 – 42 percent. Biden leads among white voters with a college degree by 21points, 57 – 36 percent, while Trump also leads by the same 21-point margin among white voters without a college degree, 56 – 35 percent.
Biden gets a mixed favorability rating as 42 percent of voters have a favorable opinion of him, while 45percent have an unfavorable one. Trump's favorability rating is underwater, as 43 percent have a favorable opinion of him and 53 percent have an unfavorable one.
“You have to go back 60 years to find an election where Ohio was NOT a lynchpin or a pathway to the presidency. That is why this very close horse race is so deeply consequential. The mantra in the backrooms of GOP and Democratic campaign headquarters has to be… 'Don't lose Ohio!'” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.
BIDEN VS. TRUMP ON ISSUES
When asked who would do a better job handling various issues, Trump does best on the economy, whileBiden does best on race relations:
- On the economy, Trump leads 53 – 43 percent;
- On handling a crisis, Biden has a slight lead 50 – 46 percent;
- On the coronavirus response, Biden has a slight lead 50 – 45 percent;
- On health care, Biden leads 51 – 43 percent;
- On race relations, Biden leads 54 – 38 percent.
Quinnipiac has confirmed that Ohio is winnable and while we only need 270 electoral votes for Biden to win, we should win every state we can. Let’s flip Ohio blue. Click here to donate and get involved with Biden’s campaign.