A new poll shows Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonRoger Daltrey: 'Dead dog' would have beaten Clinton Clinton targets Trump in speech, urging supporters to 'resist, insist, persist, enlist' Clinton defends April Ryan, Rep. Maxine Waters in speech MORE running ahead of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRoger Daltrey: 'Dead dog' would have beaten Clinton Christie joins Trump's opioid task force: 'This is an epidemic' President shows disregard to environment with executive actions on climate change MORE in Arizona, where a Democratic presidential candidate has carried the state only once in the last 64 years.
A survey by Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights found Clinton taking 46.5 percent support over Trump at 42.2 percent.
Former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonTrump seeks to stop lawsuit from ‘Apprentice’ contestant Trump asks why Clintons' ties to Russia aren't under investigation Playing hot potato and musical chairs with healthcare MORE is the last Democrat to carry the state, narrowly defeating Bob Dole there in 1996, when Reform Party candidate Ross Perot was also on the ballot. Prior to Clinton, the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state was Harry Truman, in 1948.
Mitt Romney defeated President Obama in Arizona in 2012 by 9 points.
“It’s shocking to think that a Democratic presidential candidate would carry Arizona if the election were held today, considering that every statewide office in Arizona is held by a Republican as well as significant majorities in the Arizona House and Senate,” Wes Gullett, a partner at OH Predictive Insights, told the Phoenix Business Journal. “Arizona should be a reliable red state.”
There are a handful of states with diverse electorates and growing minority populations that Democrats believe they can compete in with Trump at the top of the ticket.
Recent surveys have also shown close races in Utah and Georgia.
The poll of 1,060 voters in Arizona was conducted on June 20.