Publish dateThursday 22 October 2020 - 15:31
Story Code : 221228
US Democrats fear a late Trump surge despite opinion polls
Though Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden holds a nine-point lead over President Donald Trump across the US, Democrats remain concerned that Trump can still find a path to reelection, just as he surprisingly won four years ago.
With less than two weeks to go until the elections, Biden is backed by 50 percent of likely voters, compared with 41 percent for Trump and 3 percent divided among other candidates, according to New York Times/Siena College poll.
Democrats, however, say they are not confident in poll numbers, as the 2016 election proved that the number of votes a candidate wins is less important than where he/she wins them.
Two weeks from that election, national polls had shown Clinton had a 6.1 percent lead over Trump.
This year, less than 14 days from the election, Biden’s 8.6-point lead in his advantage over Trump in critical battleground states has tightened to 3.9 points, according to the RealClearPolitics average of national polls.
“Every Democrat working in politics was traumatized by 2016,” said Meredith Kelly, a communications operative who worked at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2018.
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
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