Biden Campaign Manager Warns Presidential Race is 'Far Closer'

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
October 16, 2020

After the second presidential debate was canceled due to President Trump (R) refusing to take part in a virtual debate while battling COVID-19, both the President and former Vice President Joe Biden (D) took part in two townhall debates on different networks.

So far, national polls indicate that Biden is leading in the polls, 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.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led Trump by 3.2 points nationally in the final days of the 2016 presidential election, but the former president ended up winning the race.

As election day draws near, Dillon commented that “the next few weeks are going to be hard.”

Biden took part in his town hall debate in Philadelphia while Trump took part in his own town hall carried from a different media network in Miami. 

Trump will be campaigning in Florida and Georgia while Biden will be campaigning in Michigan.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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