Arizona, Florida, and Michigan – three critical states where Trump snatched the 2016 presidential election change courts in the recent CNN/SSRS polls, giving the Republican President a failing grade for its second term re-election hopes.
Former Vice-President and Democratic candidate for the November 2020 Election is ahead on three states where Trump won back in the 2016 election. The poll was conducted through telephone by SSRS, a market research firm, from July 18 to 24 with adults residing in the three states as random samples.
The polls raised three issues that dominated the national conversation in the US -the economy, the Coronavirus outbreak, and the racial injustice. Among the three, how the president handles the Coronavirus and the present racial inequality affects voters on their decision to give Trump another shot.
In Arizona, with total respondents of 1,002 adults, 873 of which are registered voters, Biden led by 49% versus Trump’s 45%. Arizona voters see that Democrat Biden could have a better response on the pressing issues circulating the nation; the poll showed 60% of the total respondents' disapproval on the Republican president’s management of the pandemic (35% remained on Trump’s side) and 59% of which are not satisfied on how he leads the racial injustice in America, leaving 35% confident on his leadership on the matter. As for the economic side of the poll, Trump still has their trust with a 52% approval rate against that of 42% who dislike him.
In Florida, the battlegrounds of all battlegrounds, Trump is down with 5 points with Joe leading by 51% against 46% of Trump. The total respondents of 1,005 gave Trump a disapproval rate of 57% on both controversial issues, coronavirus (versus 39% approval rate) and racial injustice (versus 37% approval rate), but gained a 52% approval rating for how he handles the economy (against 43% of the voters who disapproved). As one of the states affected by the pandemic, the poll showed how voters shifted with their views on the president’s lack of a concrete national plan to ease the effect of the pandemic. This state is known to play a vital and significant role in Presidential elections since 1924 for a Republican candidate.
Biden tops in Michigan by 12 points, 52% of the total respondents of 1,003 adults in the Blue state leans to the former Vice President’s side leaving Trump with 40% of voters who still want to see him aced the November 2020 election and 59% of the voters from Michigan believed that he lacks command and leadership to push for an urgent solution to combat the pandemic (36% of those approves the President) and to address the racial injustice (34% of the sample trusts Trump). They dislike how the president performed in economic related issues giving him a 49% disapproval rate while 47% says otherwise.
We are months ahead of the scheduled election, but the polls showed how the voters on the once Trump dominated states declines and trusts Biden to give clear answers on these issues. The result of this poll suggests that the fate of the president’s campaign for re-election ties with his government’s response to the public health crisis and his stand on issues targeting women and men of color. Political strategists said that this coronavirus election will be closely fought, the way it has always been in the past decades.