After the second presidential debate was cancelled due to President Trump (R) refusing to take part in a virtual debate while battling COVID-19, both the President and Vice President Joe Biden (D) took part in two townhall debates on different networks.
So far, national polls indicate that Vice President Biden is leading the President, but the Biden campaign isn’t taking this as a sign that they should be comfortable in their approach to the American people as election day looms closer.
Jen O’Malley Dillon, Vice President Biden’s campaign manager, expressed that the race is actually “far closer” than polls are suggesting.
“Early. Voting is already underway in many states,” Dillon noted, adding that “millions of voters have already cast their ballots.”
However, Dillon expressed that “there is still a long way to go in this campaign, and we think. This race is far closer than folks… think,” warning that the race is “a lot closer” than polls are showing.
Currently, according to a RealClearPolitics average, Biden is leading President Trump by 9.3 points nationally, and he is leading President Trump in all 6 battleground states.
Secretary Hillary Clinton (D) led President Trump by 3.2 points nationally in the 2016 presidential election, but President Trump ended up winning the race while still losing the popular vote.
As election day draws closer, Dillon commented that “the next few weeks are going to be hard.”
Last night, Vice President Biden took part in his townhall debate in Philadelphia while President Trump took part in his own debate in Miami.
Today, President Trump will be campaigning in Florida and Georgia while Vice President Biden will be campaigning in Michigan.