By Marcia Hammond | KTAR
A pair of Democrats have pulled into a virtual tie with President Donald Trump in a poll of likely Arizona voters that was released Thursday.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have closed the gap in a hypothetical head-to-head 2020 general election match-up with the Republican incumbent in OH Predictive Insights’ survey of 600.
The survey, taken Aug. 13-14, had Biden leading Trump, 45%-43%, and Warren trailing, 44%-43%. The tie comes from factoring in the poll’s 4% margin of error.
In May, Biden topped Trump in a similar poll, 49%-44%. In that same poll, Trump led Warren, 47%-42%.
Of the top six Democratic candidates, only Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders trailed Trump by double figures, at 10 percentage points.
“I think we shouldn’t be surprised,” conservative political consultant Stan Barnes of Phoenix told KTAR News 92.3 FM. “When it comes to polls, Donald Trump always underpolls.”