November’s presidential election is still a few months away, but polls are already starting to give a glimpse into which candidate might do well in certain states.
A brand new Emerson College poll found that President Donald Trump is leading presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in both Texas and Ohio — two critical states that both candidates will be targeting heavily.
Emerson College/Nexstar Media surveyed voters in Ohio, Texas, and California regarding November’s election.
The poll found Trump leading in both Texas and Ohio. Biden, of course, is leading in the far-left state of California.
In Ohio, the poll showed Trump leading Biden 46 percent to 43 percent. It also found that 62 percent — a vast majority — of Ohio voters believe the president will be reelected.
Trump’s lead in Texas is even bigger, with the president leading Biden 47 percent to 41 percent.
In Texas, 61 percent said they believe Trump will win a second term in office.
Unsurprisingly, Biden has a whopping 30 percent lead of Trump in California.
However, the poll found that only 54 percent of California voters think Biden will be able to defeat Trump, a sign that even Democrats are not enthusiastic about Joe’s chances of defeating the president.
Spencer Kimball, Director of Emerson College Polling said the coronavirus has not had any effect on the numbers, which is a good sign for Trump as his administration continues to fight against the virus that originated in China and has taken a toll on America’s economy.
Here’s more from the Emerson College Polling report:
Across all three states, Trump voters are reporting higher levels of excitement than Biden voters. In Ohio, 70% of Trump voters are extremely or very excited to vote for him, while only 39% of Biden voters report the same level of excitement. In Texas, 67% of Trump voters are extremely or very excited, compared to 40% of Biden voters. In California, things are slightly closer, with 55% of Trump voters reporting as extremely or very excited, compared to 48% of Biden voters.
Lack of enthusiasm for Biden can also be seen with 48% of Ohio Democratic voters, 51% of Texas Democratic voters, and 46% of California Democratic voters saying they would rather have NY Governor Andrew Cuomo as the Democratic party nominee.
The survey also said voters in those three states believe the economy as the most important issue for them.
Trump won both Texas and Ohio in the 2016 presidential election. Winning both of those states again in 2020 will play a huge role in helping him win a second term in office.