Biden ahead in seven swing states as Election Day nears

Posted on November 02, 2020, 5:46 pm
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On Sunday, an ABC News/Washington Post poll has revealed that President Trump is only just ahead of his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in Florida with only a couple of days left until election day.

A Guardian Poll tracker revealed that Trump is ahead against Biden in Ohio, while the Democratic nominee is leading in seven other swing states in the run-up to the 3 November election.

According to the polls, Trump has the backing of 48.2% of probable voters in the Midwestern state versus 46.1% for Biden, who is, however, presently leading in Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Iowa, as stated by the poll tracker.

In Florida and Iowa, the Democratic hopeful is holding onto a narrow lead over the President, 48.7%-46.8% and 47.8%-46.8%, respectively. Moreover, the latest polls point towards more comforting support for Biden in battleground states such as Michigan and Wisconsin from potential voters.

The Guardian warned that even though “the latest polling average puts Biden ahead of Trump nationally, […] that doesn’t guarantee ​the Democratic candidate victory”.

The news outlet mentioned that the previous Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton “also had a clear lead over Trump in the polls for almost the entire 2016 campaign” but then “ended up losing in the electoral college”.

The newspaper conceded that the national poll tracker is “a poor indicator of how the crucial swing states will sway the election”, even though “a strong polling lead across the country can point to how the race will develop”.

On Sunday, the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll showed that Trump is ahead in Florida, accumulating at least 50% support from likely voters in the battleground state, with at least 51% of Florida respondents positively evaluating Trump’s work as US president, with 58% praising his handling of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In another battleground state, Pennsylvania, the survey suggested Biden remained comfortably ahead with 51% versus Trump’s 44%.

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