Pete Buttigieg is now tied with Donald Trump in conservative Arizona

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South Bend's Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a rally to announce his 2020 Democratic presidential candidacy in South Bend, Indiana, U.S., April 14, 2019Photo: Shutterstock

Donald Trump’s presidential re-election may not be as certain as the campaign hopes. New polling has shown that even some typical Republican strongholds are rejecting the party.

Arizona, where state politics is dominated by Republicans, out Democratic candidate and South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg is in a statistical tie with President Trump according to a new poll of likely voters. Former Vice President Joe Biden also tied with Trump.

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Buttigieg garnered 43 percent compared to Trump’s 45 percent. Biden got the support of 44 percent in his match-up to Trump’s 46 percent. Both candidates were within the poll’s 3.9 percent margin of error.

Support for Biden dropped by five points, while Buttigieg’s support shot up six.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had the lowest amount of support when matched against Trump. Sanders had 34 percent support versus Trump’s 47.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg were the only other candidates to garner 40 percent support or more, but both fell short of matching Trump’s support with voters.

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