President Trump trails presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Ohio, Wisconsin and Arizona, according to surveys from Fox News released Wednesday.
Trump won all three states in 2016, and few believed until recently that Ohio might be in play.
The Fox News poll of the Buckeye State found Biden at 45 percent and Trump at 43 percent, which is within the survey’s 3.5 percentage point margin of error.
Trump carried Ohio by 8 points in 2016, and most Democrats had abandoned any hope that the onetime presidential bellwether might be up for grabs in 2020.
The Trump campaign recently put money behind an ad campaign in Ohio in an effort to bolster the president’s standing there.
The survey found that voters in Ohio trust Trump over Biden on the economy by an 11-point margin. But voters trust Biden by 13 points on the issue of race relations, which has moved to the forefront amid the protests sweeping the nation following the death of George Floyd.
Biden also leads by 6 points on the question of who is better equipped to handle the coronavirus pandemic.