The sprint to the White House is turning out to be a virtual cliffhanger. If the polls being rolled out by different agencies are anything to go by, Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in a series of polls as both contenders crisscrossed swing states in a last-ditch attempt to drum upvotes.
A New York Times/Siena College poll put Biden on the lead in Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona, and Wisconsin, all key swing states that Trump carried in 2016. A CNN poll showed Biden ahead in Arizona, Michigan, and North Carolina, incidentally states Trump won in 2016.
In all four states, Biden came across as the more empathetic candidate and the one more able to unify the United States.
The ABC/Washington Post poll put Trump narrowly ahead in Florida by 50%-48% while the same poll had placed Biden well ahead with 51%-44% in Pennsylvania.
Meanwhile, President Trump’s press secretary said Trump expects to spend election night at the White House watching results roll in.
Trump’s campaign had planned a traditional campaign party at his Washington, D.C., hotel. But Trump said last week that he was considering other options, including staying at the White House, because the District of Columbia’s coronavirus protocols would restrict the size of the gathering, the Associated Press reported.