Democrats Biden, Kelly continue to lead in Arizona, new poll finds

Oct 5, 2020, 2:05 PM
(AP Photos)...
(AP Photos)
(AP Photos)

PHOENIX — Democrats Joe Biden and Mark Kelly continue to hold steady leads over their Republican counterparts in Arizona about a month from Election Day, according to a New York Times poll released Monday.

The New York Times-Siena College poll found Biden to be leading President Donald Trump by 8 percentage points in the Grand Canyon State. The same pollsters released results on Sept. 20 showing Biden ahead of the Republican president by 9 percentage points in Arizona.

Kelly led Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally by 11 points in Monday’s poll. Kelly led McSally by 8 points in the Sept. 20 poll.

While the margins have fluctuated between 1 and 17 points, McSally has trailed in every poll since the start of September, according to tracking.

The polling was conducted Thursday-Saturday, starting after Tuesday’s presidential debate and continuing after Trump announced his COVID-19 diagnosis early Friday morning.

Biden’s lead is propelled by a strong showing in Maricopa County, which is considered key to winning in Arizona.

The Democrat leads by 9 percentage points in the state’s largest county. Trump won Maricopa County by 3 percentage points in 2016.

Just 6% of likely Arizona voters are still undecided in their pick for president, per the polling.

The poll found that Biden is still performing well with women (up 20 percentage points) and Hispanic (up 38 percentage points) voters.

The NYT results boosted Biden’s lead to 4.1 points in‘s average of all Arizona polls, which had dropped as low as 3.1 points in the past week.

Arizona is seen as a potential tipping point in the Nov. 3 general election for both the presidential race and the fight for control of the Senate.

Kelly and McSally will square off Tuesday in their only scheduled debate.

Biden, running mate Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence all have campaign visits scheduled in Arizona this week as well.

Trump was supposed to campaign in Tucson on Monday and Flagstaff on Tuesday before those plans were canceled because of his coronavirus diagnosis.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Facebook Photo/Arizona School Boards Association)...
Griselda Zetino

Why Arizona voters should pay attention to school board candidates

James Bryce, president-elect of the Arizona School Boards Association said candidates may play a huge role in the education of K-12 students.
5 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights)...

Tovrea Castle tour in Phoenix opens spring 2023 ticket lottery Saturday

The spring 2022 ticket lottery for the Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights in Phoenix opens Sunday and runs through Oct. 15.
5 hours ago
(Pexels Photo)...
Luke Forstner

Prop 209 would make changes to Arizona’s debt collection rules

Arizona's Prop 209 aims to protect people with loans when they are struggling to pay, but opponents say it would make credit harder to get.
5 hours ago
(Portal Warehousing photo)...
Wills Rice

35,000-square-foot facility in Tempe open to local e-commerce merchants

Portal Warehousing announced Tuesday the opening of a warehouse and logistics space for small business, e-commerce and industrial merchants.
5 hours ago
(Luis Gandarillas/Getty Images)...

Scottsdale, Tempe ranked among best cities for people with disabilities

Two Valley cities both made the top 10 list of best cities for people with disabilities in a recent study by personal finance website WalletHub.
5 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Grand Canyon University)...

Grand Canyon University student injured after being hit by stray bullet

Grand Canyon University announced that one student was hit by a stray bullet after multiple gunshots were heard near campus.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

Quantum Fiber

How high-speed fiber internet can improve everyday life

Quantum Fiber supplies unlimited data with speeds up to 940 mbps, enough to share 4K videos with coworkers 20 times faster than a cable.

Key dates for Arizona sports fans to look forward to this fall

Fall brings new beginnings in different ways for Arizona’s professional sports teams like the Cardinals and Coyotes.
(Courtesy Condor)...
Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines shows passion for destinations from Sky Harbor with new-look aircraft

Condor Airlines brings passion to each flight and connects people to their dream destinations throughout the world.
Democrats Biden, Kelly continue to lead in Arizona, new poll finds