President Donald Trump continues to slip in the polls after his response to the pandemic outbreak and to protests against systemic racism in the United States.
Now, a poll from Fox News is adding insult to injury with its findings that Donald Trump is even trailing Biden—albeit with a slimmer margin—in more reliably red states.
Fox News polls:
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 25, 2020
Fox News has Biden leading by two points in Georgia, which Trump won in 2016 by 5 points and which hasn't voted Democratic since 1992.
Biden is ahead by one point in solid red Texas, which Trump won by nine points in 2016 and where Jimmy Carter was the last Democrat to win in 1976.
Among red leaning -- but swingier -- states, the poll puts Biden ahead of Trump by two points in North Carolina—which voted Republican in nine out of the last 10 presidential elections, and by a wider margin of nine points in Florida, which Trump won by a little over one point in 2016.
Biden's supporters welcomed further evidence that Biden is pulling away from Trump, particularly from Fox News.
🚨 FOX NEWS POLL 🚨 FL: Biden 49, Trump 40 GA: Biden 47, Trump 45 NC: Biden 47, Trump 45 TX: Biden 45, Trump 44— Ashley Moir (@Ashley Moir)1593122466.0
I would be tickled blue to see him lose in Texas in my lifetime.
— Mccrinny (@McCRinny) June 25, 2020
Unbelievable. These Republican Governors are helping too! We can't get too complacent though.
— Lauren Macchia (@Laurenm57) June 25, 2020
Georgia is in play! #BlueTsunami2020
— Jordana Lipscomb🐼-emic advice dispensed (@jordanalipscomb) June 25, 2020
Holy crap, Texas and Georgia. And the margin elsewhere.
— Autarkh (@Autarkh) June 25, 2020
Biden 45-Trump 44.
In a Fox News poll.
That Fox News viewers will see on their screens.https://t.co/EZg2w0qy91
— Taniel (@Taniel) June 25, 2020
Though historically little more than a pipe dream, a growing number of Democrats see turning Texas blue as a real possibility in 2020, especially since this isn't the first time that pollsters have found Trump and Biden neck and neck in the state.
But with the lessons learned from 2016 still searing, no one is naive enough to get complacent.
Polls don't vote. Don't get lazy again.
— Tyler Gorash (@TurbidTG1) June 25, 2020
This doesn't factor in voter suppression. Vote!
— Tanya (@TanyasTwit) June 25, 2020
It's too early to take anything for granted. We still have to organize, campaign & vote as if Biden is 10 points behind in every poll!
— HelenInThe206 (Proudly Anti-Fascist) (@sassyhelen) June 25, 2020
Dems thinking they're up, is terrible for Dems.
GOP thinking they're down, is great for GOP.
— ᴀʀᴛ 🇺🇸 (@__Arthur_Dent__) June 25, 2020
Despite heartening polls, Democrats will need sustained momentum and robust turnout if they have any hope of ousting Trump.