Biden campaign warns Trump ‘can still win this race’
The campaign manager for Joe Biden issued a message to supporters saying the election 'is going to come down to the wire.'
In their continued race to for the White House, former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are in a tight battle, a Biden campaign official revealed to supporters.
“The reality is that this race is far closer than some of the punditry we’re seeing on Twitter and on TV would suggest.”
According to NPR Biden’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon issued a message to supporters warning the work is not done. The presidential election will come down to voters in battleground states and O’Malley Dillon warned of a close race between the Democratic and Republican nominees.
“The very searing truth is that Donald Trump can still win this race, and every indication we have shows that this thing is going to come down to the wire,” wrote O’Malley Dillon according to NPR. The memo continued “In the key battleground states where this election will be decided, we remain neck and neck with Donald Trump.
The 2016 election where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off resulted in his presidency after Clinton lost in key battleground states.
“If we learned anything from 2016, it’s that we cannot underestimate Donald Trump or his ability to claw his way back into contention in the final days of a campaign,” she wrote, according to NPR.
In polling data reported by The Guardian, the swing states may still be up for grabs. Using a poll tracker, the news outlet takes a rolling 14-day average of the polls in eight swing states: Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
According to the report, six of the eight states flipped to Trump in 2016 after electing Barack Obama in 2012. The other two states, North Carolina and Arizona emerged as new swing states this year, according to the outlet.
Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris, currently lead in Wisconsin, Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, and Pennsylvania. The Guardian found Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence polling higher in Ohio and Iowa. The margins between the two candidates are very close with a difference of 1.2pp in Iowa as the smallest gap and 7.6pp in Michigan as the highest.
According to theGrio, both candidates spent their weekend in states they are hopeful to flip in their favor. POTUS hosted an event in Nevada where he said to his supporters Biden would listen to the science in regards to COVID-19. The report detailed that most in attendance chose not to wear facemasks despite the ongoing pandemic.
“If I listened totally to the scientists, we would right now have a country that would be in a massive depression,” Trump said according to theGrio.
Joe Biden visited North Carolina, a state not won by a Democratic presidential candidate since President Barack Obama in 2008.