There has already been a ton of speculation about the 2020 election.
Some analysts have suggested that Trump might not only win, but that he could pick up some states he did not win in 2016.
Could Virginia be one of them?
In a new poll, he beats every major Democrat candidate in the blue state except Joe Biden, but it’s very close.
The Hill reports:
Poll: Trump trails Biden in Virginia, leads other 2020 Democrats
President Trump trails former Vice President Joe Biden in Virginia, but he leads the other top contenders for the Democratic nomination in the state, according to a new poll.
The latest survey from Mason-Dixon, released Tuesday, finds Biden’s support at 49 percent, compared with Trump’s 45 percent, in the Old Dominion.
But the statewide survey also found the president with a 6 percentage point lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 4-point lead over Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and a 2-point lead over South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Virginia has been trending blue in recent elections and has gone for the Democratic presidential nominee in each of the past three cycles.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defeated Trump by 5.4 points in Virginia in 2016. Last month, Democrats won the General Assembly, giving them complete control of state government.
This is big. It should make the Democrats extremely nervous.
Woah: New Poll Shows Trump Winning In…Virginia https://t.co/OdPjhQB1Vz
— RedState (@RedState) January 1, 2020
Mason-Dixon Virginia poll:
Biden 49, Trump 45
Trump 48, Warren 44
Trump 51, Sanders 45
Trump 47, Buttigieg 45
The poll respondents were 42% Dems, 30% GOP, and 28% independents… and Trump still beats 3 of them.
And Mason-Dixon is a B+ pollster on 538. https://t.co/YlHnU2C0Tm
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) December 31, 2019
Trump 51% (+6)
Trump 48% (+4)
Trump 47% (+2)
Buttigieg 45%@MasonDixonPoll 12/12-16
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) January 1, 2020
If Trump could flip Virginia red in 2020 (and he could) there is no reason he couldn’t flip other blue states.
We’re still a long way off from the election but this is a very good sign for Trump.