You must go back to 1992, when then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton won the state.
However, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has a chance to break the losing streak.
The latest opinion poll shows an extremely close fight between Biden and President Trump for Georgia’s 16 electoral votes.
Trump surpasses the former vice president by just two points – 48% -46% in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll released Thursday by the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs from September 27 to October. 6. A separate poll conducted a week earlier by Quinnipiac University showed that Biden had a 50% -47% advantage.
President George W. Bush defeated Democratic nominee John Kerry by 17 points in Georgia in the 2004 election, but Republicans’ margins have since shrunk and Trump surpassed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by just 5 points in 2016.
“There has been a demographic change in Georgia,” said MV Hood, a political science professor at the University of Georgia and director of the school’s research center.
But Hood added that another reason for the close race is the many “moderate voters and suburban voters who are being turned off by Trump.”
Both presidential campaigns are throwing resources at the state.
Trump’s re-election team has boosted ad markets in Georgia in recent days. Their move comes weeks after Biden’s campaign in the Georgian waves with commercials.
Hood said the path to a Biden victory in the state was to slightly boost the turnout of Black voters and “increase his support for the White Vote.”
The western battlefields are at the top of ticket therapy
The battle states of Arizona and Nevada have also been steadily in the spotlight in recent days.
Biden campaigned in Nevada on Friday – a day after Vice President Mike Pence campaigned there. With President Trump stepping aside from the campaign trail as he recovers from COVID-19, Pence temporarily became the top draw for the GOP national ticket.
The average of the most recent polls in the state shows that Biden has a single-digit lead over Trump.
President George W. Bush was the last Republican to win the state 16 years ago. But Trump lost nearly six of the state’s 6 electoral votes to Clinton in 2016 by just 2 points – and his campaign has targeted the state since last year in hopes of turning it from blue to red.
Biden campaigned in Arizona on Thursday with Sen. Kamala Harris of California. Pence also fell in the state on Thursday.
Biden has an average single-digit lead in Arizona according to the average of the latest polls.
Republicans have ousted the state in every presidential election since 1952 – except for President Clinton’s 1996 victory in the state.
But Trump won the state by just 3.5 points in 2016 – and both campaigns have thrown resources at the state in hopes of winning Arizona’s 11 electoral votes.