Voters in New Hampshire overwhelmingly support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over incumbent President Donald Trump, according to a poll released Thursday.
New Hampshire, which was considered a battleground state in the November elections, has not elected a Republican presidential candidate since 2000, when George W. Bush voted the state’s four electoral votes. Trump, however, almost defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 New Hampshire presidential election.
Clinton defeated Trump by less than half of 1 percentage point. While the Trump campaign may be counting on an influx of Republican voters to give Trump a victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday, survey information from the American Research Group may point to a different outcome.
Biden has the support of 58 percent of New Hampshire voters, while Trump received 39 percent of likely voter support, a difference of 19 percentage points.
Democrats made up 97 percent of Biden supporters in the poll, with voters who had not declared political affiliation representing 57 percent of the Biden leadership. Biden also received the support of 16 percent of New Hampshire Republicans.
Only 2 percent of Democrats said they would likely vote for Trump, but 79 percent of Republicans surveyed said they would likely vote for Trump. Trump also had the support of 40 percent of the undeclared likely voters.
Respondents in the American Research Group’s New Hampshire survey were composed of 600 likely voters in New Hampshire and had an error margin of plus or minus 4 percentage points. The survey was conducted between October 26 and October 28.
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Biden’s current numbers in New Hampshire differ significantly from his low ranking in the February New Hampshire primary. With only 8.4 percent of the vote, Biden ranked fifth in the New Hampshire primary. Biden left the state before the end of the primaries and moved on to a campaign stop in South Carolina.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary with 25.7 percent of the vote. Sanders, however, suspended his campaign in April and gave his support to Biden.
Trump reminded his supporters during a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Saturday of Biden’s loss in February.
“Sleepy Joe Biden is not interested in New Hampshire,” Trump said. “I saw that. He left this state before the primary was even over. He let you down.”
While Biden is expected to campaign in the Midwest on Saturday and will appear in Michigan alongside former President Barack Obama, among others, other Democrats campaigned for Biden in New Hampshire in October.
On Tuesday, former Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar told New Hampshire residents that Biden would be “a president for all America” who would “wake up every day and work on people’s problems and make things right.
Average values from political polls compiled by Real Clear Politics show Biden with 51.1 percent of voter support and Trump with 43.7 percent, a difference of 7.4 percentage points in Biden’s favor.