As Covid-19 hits swing states, Biden and Trump show sharp contrast

Opinion polls show Mr Joe Biden leading Mr Donald Trump nationally but the race is much closer in the battleground states that will decide the election

Signs point to it being a possibility: former Vice President Joe Biden is now leading Pres. Donald Trump by three points in the Lone Star State, according to the latest poll from the Dallas Morning News and UT Tyler.

"That's Donald Trump's presidency", Biden said Saturday during a drive-in rally, one of two events in his native Pennsylvania, a critical swing state.

Most voters in the USA said Biden won the October 22 debate because he interrupted less and would handle the coronavirus pandemic better, CNN and POLITICO polls show. Biden's unfavorability with males and independents is decrease than Trump's as effectively, standing at 49 % and 48 % respectively.

Biden accused the president of surrendering to the pandemic that has killed about 225,000 people in the United States.

President Trump mocked Biden's mixup Monday morning.

Though the Democratic nominee's favorability is comparatively low, it is nonetheless 9 proportion factors greater than that of Trump. The president said that he watched Biden's Bucks County rally as he flew to North Carolina and sarcastically observed that it appeared attendees, who were in their cars, weren't properly socially distancing.

US President Donald Trump addresses a crowd during a campaign rally on Oct 24 2020 in Lumberton North Carolina
US President Donald Trump addresses a crowd during a campaign rally on Oct 24 2020 in Lumberton North Carolina

In the 2016 presidential election, Trump won Florida by 49.02 per cent of the votes, while his then Democratic rival Hillary Clinton came in close with 47.82 per cent of the ballots.

The virus has claimed 224,000 American lives, with no end in sight, and a majority of voters say Trump has handled the crisis poorly. "We have a fighting chance in Georgia", Biden added, referring to other election battleground states. "We can't lock ourselves up in a basement like Joe does", Trump said.

"I thought Sleepy Joe was very dark", he told his biggest crowd of the day at a night-time rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin. "We can walk and chew gum at the same time, and build back better than before".

Nonetheless, "Trump could still win this thing", explains Lucas, even if for now the president is trailing Biden in the polls.

Despite the mutable nature of the most recent debate, respondents still said Trump interrupted more often than Biden, with 6-in-10 saying Trump interrupted more while 1-in-10 said Biden was the more interruptive candidate.


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