Biden and Trump are deadlocked in the Virginia poll

President Biden and former President Trump are at a standoff in Virginia, a state that turned blue in 2020, according to a poll released Thursday.

A Fox News poll of registered voters in Virginia released Thursday found Biden and Trump tied at 48 percent.

In 2020, Biden won the state by more than 10 points: Biden received 54.1 percent of the vote, compared to Trump’s 44 percent.

The recent survey found that Biden has support from 73 percent of black voters, 58 percent of suburban women and 56 percent of college-educated voters.

Trump earns support among 80 percent of white evangelical Christians, 63 percent of rural voters, 56 percent of voters without a college degree and 54 percent of white voters.

The survey found that both presumptive nominees enjoy equal support across generations. Both Biden and Trump earned 48 percent among voters under 30 and 48 percent among voters over 65.

Independents lean slightly toward Biden, 45 percent, while Trump is close behind at 43 percent.

The research shows that men support Trump more often than women.

In a hypothetical five-way matchup between Biden, Trump, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Cornel West and Jill Stein, the president squeaks by with 42 percent to Trump’s 41 percent.

Kennedy earned 9 percent in the state, and West and Stein each received 2 percent support. Kennedy, West and Stein are not currently on the ballot in Virginia.

“Virginia is a must-win state for Biden, so a tight race here will require some serious defense from his campaign to hold on,” said Democratic pollster Chris Anderson, who conducted the Fox News Poll, noting that it it is not impossible that Biden is trying to maintain his lead.

The poll, released a week after Trump’s conviction in his hush-money case in New York, found that 66 percent of Virginians say the guilty verdict will not affect their vote.

The survey also showed that Trump has the lead in two key swing states, Nevada and Arizona.

The survey was conducted June 1-3 among 1,107 voters in Virginia. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

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