Poll shows Biden beating Trump badly in Arizona, Maine

A new poll released Friday finds Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll Ivanka Trump raises million in a week for father's campaign On The Money: McConnell says Congress will take up stimulus package at start of 2021 | Lawmakers see better prospects for COVID deal after election MORE leading President TrumpDonald John TrumpStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll 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 CollinsSusan Collins says systemic racism isn't 'a problem' in Maine Biden, Cunningham hold narrow leads in North Carolina: poll GOP sees path to hold Senate majority 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.