Former VP Joe Biden is the only leading 2020 Democratic candidate to top Trump in Ohio

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Posted at 10:50 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 10:50:05-04

CLEVELAND — Former Vice President Joe Biden is leading in Ohio as the only Democrat to top President Donald Trump, according to a poll from Quinnipiac University released on July 25.

Women, black voters and independent voters give Biden a lead, with 53-40% among women, as men are split with 46% for Biden and 45% for Trump. According to the poll, white voters are divided, 48% supporting Trump and 45% for Biden. Black voters go Democratic at 84-8%.

Results from the poll showed Ohio voters, 58% of them, say they are better financially today than they were in 2016, and 22% say they are worse off.

"Former Vice President Joseph Biden calls himself a blue-collar guy. With Ohio certainly a blue-collar state, it is no surprise he is the Democrat who runs best against President Donald Trump and is solidly ahead in the Democratic primary in the Buckeye State," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Republicans still back Trump 86-10% as Biden leads 96-2% among Democrats.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts gold standard surveys using random digit dialing with live interviewers calling landlines and cell phones. The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts nationwide surveys and polls in more than a dozen states on national and statewide elections, as well as public policy issues.

For an extensive look at the poll and the questions that were asked to constituents, visit the poll here.