President Donald J. Trump would beat out all the major Democratic leaders except former Vice President Joe Biden in the blue state of Virginia, according to a new survey released by pollster Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy.
In the southeastern U.S. state, considered decisive for the 2020 elections, the survey revealed President Trump’s progress, already ahead of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by 44-48%; South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg by 45-47%; and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by 49-45%. Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s lead over the president remains at 4 percentage points, 45-49%.
“The election is next November. Some fundamentals may change,” tweeted Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Policy Center. “Identity of D nominee matters. People surprised by Mason-Dixon’s results see VA as being deep blue. It isn’t,” he added.
It should be remembered that Virginia elected Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016, after doing the same for Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 elections, but had previously supported every Republican candidate since Richard Nixon in 1968, USA Today described.
Meanwhile, residents in more than 100 Virginia counties, towns, and cities continue to urge their community leaders to publicly oppose any regulation—federal or state—that restricts or prohibits the carrying or possession of firearms, after Democrats, led by Gov. Ralph Northam, proposed new gun control laws after winning a majority in both houses in the Nov. 5 election.
In addition, the fact that the Democrats decided to launch an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, making him the third leader in U.S. history to be politically impeached, could be playing a role against him.
In fact, a recent USA Today/Suffolk University poll showed President Trump as the winner in a hypothetical nationwide showdown with his Democratic rivals, including Joe Biden.
Also the last national poll by Zogby Analytics, highlighted that the president reached 50% approval for his work, against 48% disapproval, as the economy continued to improve.
This percentage could be decisive and a “much-needed base level for re-election” for President Trump. “On former President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election day, he had a 50.1% approval rating. Former President George W. Bush was at 49.5% on his 2004 Election Day,” detailed the Washington Examiner.
Another recent Mason-Dixon poll in Florida showed the president leading Warren by 51-42%; South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg by 49-45%; and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders by 49-44%. Only Biden would outperform the current president by a slim margin of approval of 2 percentage points.
Florida is considered another key state in the 2020 elections, where President Trump beat his then rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in 2016 by a slim 49.02% compared to 47.82%, reported NBC Miami.