This coming Tuesday, Americans will find out who their next president is. Mr. Trump, the current president is hoping to be re-elected for another second and final term on a Republican ticket. However, he faces stiff competition from Joe Biden, a former vice president who is aiming for the presidency on the Democratic ticket.
Mr. Biden is making hard effort to end Trump’s term in the White House after only one term. However, the only way to get there is to win the upcoming elections. Although recent opinion polls suggest that Biden is about 7 to 12 percent ahead of Trump, that won’t be determined until after election night on November 3rd.
Both candidates have traveled across the country seeking support in states known as battlefields. There are few states that can choose one way or the other that will affect the bottom line. In these states, the presidential candidates are touring at the last minute to convince more support.
On Thursday, the two held dueling campaigns few hours apart in the same city of Tampa. This is one of the cities in the state of Florida, a battlefield where polls show candidates close in votes.
This year’s election has been different from the previous one, with most votes cast by mail amid the fear of Covid-19. To avoid delays, over 76.5 million people have already cast their ballots either by post or in person.
Voter turnout is already 55 percent of total voter turnout in the 2016 presidential election. In recent years, roughly 60 percent of American citizens eligible to vote have turned out, but it has been suggested that it may increase this year, and this is reflected in early voting turnout.
While nearly half of the eligible voters have already cast their votes, Trump and Biden haven’t stopped doing the rounds to convince additional souls. On Thursday, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump held rallies in Tampa, Florida, and Fayetteville, North Carolina. They also stopped at Fort Brag to visit troops that afternoon.
Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Iowa and Nevada to attend campaign events, and Kamala Harris chose to host the campaign events virtually.
On the other hand, Biden held rallies in Broward County and Tampa, Florida that same day.
All in all, if the polls conducted by Reuters / Ipsos in Arizona, Florida, and North Carolina are to be believed, Biden should prepare to become the next President of the United States. These states have a big say in the overall results.
Though there was a spate of national polls released Thursday, all but one still indicated that Biden is leading the likely voters with five to twelve points in this state.
According to RealClearPolitics, Biden is in the lead with an average of 7.5 percentage points. The Ipsos and Reuter polls indicated that there are close races in both Florida, Arizona, and North Carolina.
They suggested that Biden and Trump were statistically tied in Florida, Biden 49, and Trump 49 percent.
In addition, the polls indicated that Biden has an 8-point lead on the pandemic issue and Trump is leading on the economy issue.
Charalotte Griffith is assignment Journalist at Chroniclex, Charalotte has covered Business, Politics and many other beats in her Journalism career and is currently living in Cleveland for more than 15 years. Charalotte has appeared periodically on national television shows and also has published her articles many regional publications such as Huffington Post and Mashable etc.