Trump Surges Eight Points Ahead of Biden in Arizona, Poll Reveals

Donald Trump is racing ahead of President Biden in the crucial swing state of Arizona, according to a new poll. An AARP/Fabrizio Ward/Impact Research survey puts the former President in front by 8% with 45% to Biden’s 37%. Robert F. Kennedy is in third place at 11%, while the Green Party’s Jill Stein is at 3%.

In a separate survey, conducted immediately after a Manhattan jury convicted the former President on falsifying documents charges, Trump led Biden by 46% to 41% in the Grand Canyon State. Furthermore, Mr. Trump pulled ahead in Nevada with 45% to the President’s 40%.

Meanwhile, Democrats on Capitol Hill launched a “task force” to respond to a second Trump Presidency. Rep. Jared Huffman of California, who helped organize the group, said it will comprise lawmakers from various caucuses and representatives of advocacy and progressive campaign groups. The task force’s lawmakers will include Reps. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Diana DeGette from Colorado, and Pramila Jayapal of Washington.

Rep. Huffman insisted he still believes President Biden will win the election but said Democrats would be remiss not to prepare for the possibility of a second Trump White House.

The new group will specifically highlight and respond to Project 2025, saying its agenda will “hit like a Blitzkrieg.” Created by the conservative Heritage Foundation, Project 2025 is a blueprint for action it hopes the Trump administration will take, including a clean sweep of the civil service.

Other groups are similarly preparing for a Trump victory, including the American Civil Liberties Union, which is actively researching legal options to prevent Mr. Trump from enacting a deportation policy that would see illegal immigrants rounded up and forcibly removed.

Rep. Huffman pledged to host an information day on Capitol Hill and inform voters what Project 2025 contains and why Democrats promise to defy its implementation. Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts said the left is “in a frenzy,” and Project 2025 will “not be stopped.”