POLL: Trump Not Far Behind Biden and Ahead of Other Dems in Blue State of Virginia

Virginia is considered a blue state and Hillary Clinton won it in 2016 by 5.4%. 

However, if a new Mason-Dixon poll is accurate, it could come into play in 2020 as a true swing state.

The new poll has President Trump defeating every other Democrat except Joe Biden. Biden holds a 4 point advantage over Trump.

TheHill reports 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.

The Mason-Dixon survey, however, underscores Democratic concerns that the 2020 election will be a nail-biter through Election Day.

“Over the last 30 years, Virginia has evolved from a state that leaned Republican in presidential elections … into a true swing state, but now has become one that clearly leans Democratic,” Mason-Dixon’s pollsters wrote in an analysis of the survey. “Still, Democrats cannot completely take Virginia for granted as former Vice President Joe Biden is their only current candidate who is beating President Donald Trump.”