Arizona favors Biden
Arizona is now favoring Biden, CBS News approximates. With 76%of the vote in, Biden leads Mr. Trump 53.6%to 45%of the vote.
Biden exceeding Clinton in Arizona among elders and young citizens
As a growing number of states move off the board, Arizona looks as if it could show definitive to the 2020 presidential election. In a state Hillary Clinton lost by 4 points in 2016, exit surveys recommend Biden has a chance to win, based on an improved performance among essential groups.
Voters aged 65 and older comprise a larger part of Arizona’s electorate (31%) than the national electorate (20%) this year. In 2016, Clinton lost these seniors 44%to President Trump’s 55%. It is considerable, therefore, that in 2020, exit polls show Biden with a minor edge amongst these senior voters, 54%to 47%.
Mr. Trump is ahead amongst citizens aged 45 to 64, however even among this group, his edge has actually narrowed, from 13- point lead in 2016 to a 6-point lead in 2020.
While citizens aged 18-29 make up a smaller sized percentage of Arizona’s electorate, Biden also appears to be surpassing Clinton’s margins amongst this group. Clinton won young voters 53%to 35%. This year, Biden leads Mr. Trump 62%to 27%.
Voters aged 30 to 44 are somewhat more favorable to Trump in 2020 than in 2016– a 2-point deficit this year vs. a 6-point deficit in 2016.
— By David P. Jones
CBS News approximates Arizona relocations from toss-up to leans Biden
A bulk of Arizonans have for years voted by mail in the state, and this year is expected to be no different. Arizona likewise had weeks of in-person early voting and will close in-person ballot at 9 p.m. ET on Election Day.
For the first time, election officials in Arizona have the ability to count early tallies for the general election 14 days prior to Election Day. Combined with upgraded equipment in Maricopa County, the state’s most populous, authorities want to reduce or get rid of the postponed reporting of outcomes that have plagued past contests in the state.
State of the race
Make no mistake, the GOP still leads in the state amongst registered citizens: 35%are Republicans, simply ahead of Democrats (32%) and independents (32%).
But months of ballot in Arizona have actually appeared promising for Mr. Biden and Mark Kelly, the Democratic Senate prospect here, banking on male