Poll shows Biden beating Trump badly in Arizona, Maine

A new poll released Friday finds Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMadame Tussauds unveils new Biden and Harris figures US raises concerns about Russian troop movements to Belarus Putin tests a model for invading Ukraine, outwitting Biden's diplomats MORE leading President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE by 9 points in Arizona, which hasn't gone to a Democratic candidate for president since 1996.

The poll released by The New York Times and Siena College found Biden with nearly a 10-point advantage among likely voters in Arizona, as Biden garnered 49 percent support compared to the president's 40 percent support. 

The poll also found Biden with a staggering 17-point margin in Maine, brutal conditions for Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret Collins'All or nothing' won't bolster American democracy: Reform the filibuster and Electoral Count Act Voting rights, Trump's Big Lie, and Republicans' problem with minorities More than 30 million families to lose child tax credit checks starting this weekend MORE, a Republican facing a tough reelection race.


Biden clocked 55 percent support in the poll of Maine voters, while Trump garnered 38 percent support. 

The survey, conducted Sept. 10-15, showed a deadlocked race between the two candidates in North Carolina, with Biden and Trump registering 45 percent and 44 percent support respectively. The Southern state's newest poll numbers are well within the poll's 4.1-point margin of error. 

With 46 days to go until the Nov. 3 elections, the poll showed that Biden has support from Latinos in Arizona, a crucial voting bloc that Trump has been successful at courting in Florida, another important swing state.

The Times-Siena survey showed Biden with 57 percent support among Arizona Latino likely voters, compared to Trump's 26 percent support among the same demographic. 

According to the poll, Biden leads Trump with voters 65 and older by a an 11-point margin in the Grand Canyon State. 

In Maine, Biden leads Trump in support from both men and women in the New England state, holding a 6-point lead among male Mainers and a 26-point lead among female Mainers, according to the survey. 

The poll comes as the race to the White House heats up, with the first presidential debate between Trump and Biden slated to take place Sept. 29.