In the past 40 years, Arizona has voted for a Democratic presidential candidate only once, in 1996. Interestingly, that was for Bill Clinton’s second term in office. Now, for only the second time in 44 years, a Democratic candidate is actually leading in the polls.
As of today, Hillary Clinton leads in the Grand Canyon State, by a margin of 45.5% of likely voters to Donald Trump’s 44.4%. While this margin is thin, it is significant because at the start of this election cycle Arizona was considered a “red state” which was not in play.