Politics Polls show Biden leading Trump on election eve, but race tightening in key battlegrounds
Majority of voters say Biden won second debate, poll finds
Sixty-five percent of voters said the candidates were mostly respectful of each other's time, as opposed to 10% who said that after the first debate.Fifty-four percent of voters who watched the Thursday debate said Biden performed the best, while 39% said that Trump did. Eight percent of voters who watched weren’t sure or had no opinion on who did best.
Election Day 2020 is now just hours away. And if the final national and state polls are to be believed, former Vice President Joe Biden is maintaining a modest but distinct lead over President Trump, with national polling advantages as small as 3 points and as large as 12 points — and all of them outside the margins of error.
• Biden +10: Areleased Monday showed Biden with a 10-point lead (53 percent to 43 percent) over Trump among likely voters — a margin that’s more than three times as large as . The survey of 1,501 registered U.S. voters, conducted Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
The week in polls: Trump gains in 9 of 12 swing states, but Biden still leads in 10 of them
With just eight days to go to Election Day, both national polls and swing state surveys make it clear the race between Trump and Biden is tightening.President Donald Trump gained on his Democratic challenger Joe Biden in national polling averages, and in nine of 12 contested states. But Biden still holds a sizable lead in the national polls and is still ahead of Trump in 10 of the 12 states that could decide the election.
• Biden +10: According to anreleased Sunday, the former vice president had a 10-point lead (52 percent to 42 percent) over the president. The survey of 1,000 registered U.S. voters, conducted Oct. 28 to Oct. 31, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
• Biden +3: Areleased Friday showed Biden with a 3-point advantage over Trump. The survey of 1,500 likely voters, conducted Oct. 27 to Oct. 29, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.
Polling averages show Trump gaining on Biden in most swing states. Will it be enough?
Trump gained on Biden in polling average in 9 of 12 swing states since Monday, continuing last week's trend. But of those, he is only ahead in Texas.The deadline for early voting ends Friday in several states where the race is tight, including Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Texas – and on Saturday in the key states of Florida and North Carolina. Though early turnout appears to favor Democrats in many states, Republicans are gaining ground quickly in Florida and other early voting states.
• Biden +8: Areleased over the weekend indicated Biden had an 8-point lead (52 percent to 44 percent) over Trump — slightly smaller than the 10-point advantage the former vice president had in the same Fox News poll last month. The survey of 1,318 registered voters, conducted Oct. 27 to Oct. 29, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.
Where Biden and Trump stand in the polls 1 day out from Election Day
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are neck-and-neck in the polls in crucial battleground states like Texas and Ohio. Biden has solid leads over Trump in key states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's election eve in the US and former Vice President Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump in the national polls. Biden also has leads over Trump in a number of key battleground states, but the candidates are neck-and-neck in crucial states like Texas and Ohio.The former vice president has an 8.
• Biden +12: Areleased last week showed Biden with a 12-point lead (54 percent to 42 percent) over Trump. The survey of 1,005 registered voters, conducted Oct. 23 to Oct. 26, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.
• Biden +4: Areleased late last week revealed that the Democratic nominee had a 4-point lead (46 percent to 42 percent) over the Republican incumbent. The survey of 2,824 registered voters, conducted Oct. 25 to Oct. 28, has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.9 percentage points.
• Biden +11: Anreleased last week showed Biden with an 11-point lead (54 percent to 43 percent) over Trump. The survey of 1,500 registered voters, conducted Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.9 percentage points.
• Biden +5: Anreleased last week indicated that the former vice president had a 5-point lead (50 percent to 45 percent) over the president. The survey of 1,121 likely voters, conducted Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.
The final week in polls: Trump eats into Biden's leads in Arizona, North Carolina, Nevada and Pennsylvania
The final polls show the race between Trump and Biden has tightened since mid-October, both nationally and in the critical battleground states.Biden's lead in USA TODAY's average of averages, which is based on data from RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight, reached double-digits on Oct. 12, but has since fallen back to a 7.5-percentage point lead. That leaves him back roughly in the same position USA TODAY found him in its first poll roundup on Sept. 28, when his polling average lead over Trump was 7.2 points.
• Biden +8: Areleased last week showed Biden with an 8-point lead (52 percent to 44 percent) over Trump. The survey of 1,000 likely voters, conducted Oct. 23 to Oct. 27, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
• Biden +10: Areleased last week indicated that Biden had a 10-point lead (52 percent to 42 percent) over Trump. The survey of 825 likely voters, conducted Oct. 23 to Oct. 27, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.
On average, Biden leads Trump. Four years ago, Clinton led Trump by right before the election. Clinton wound up winning the national popular vote by 2.1 points, 48.2 percent to 46.1 percent — even as a combined 77,000 votes in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania put Trump over the top in the Electoral College.
Recent polls in those states and other key battlegrounds, including Florida, Ohio, Nevada and North Carolina, show a tightening race, with Biden maintaining a smaller advantage over Trump.
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Millions voted in an election between Trump and Biden to determine how the US responds to COVID-19 pandemic, bolsters the economy and heals divisions.Millions turned out to polls for an election that will determine how to respond to a pandemic that has killed a quarter of a million Americans, bolster an economy that has taken a beating from the virus and heal deep divisions over racial injustice.
• In Michigan, anreleased Sunday showed Biden with a 7-point lead (52 percent to 45 percent) over Trump, outside the survey’s 3.9-point margin of error. , which calculates the averages of multiple polls, put Biden’s lead at 5.1 points over Trump in Michigan.
• In Wisconsin, anotherreleased Sunday indicated that the former vice president had an 8-point advantage (53 percent to 45 percent) over the president, again outside the survey’s 3.5 percent margin of error.
• In Pennsylvania, a state seen as a key battleground for both candidates,with a 7-point lead (51 percent to 44 percent) over Trump, while put Biden’s edge at 4 points. Similarly, had Biden’s lead at 4.1 points over Trump in the Keystone State.
• In Florida,released Sunday reported that Biden had a 3-point lead (47 percent to 44 percent) over Trump in the Sunshine State, within the survey’s 3.2-point margin of error.
• In Arizona,released Sunday showed Biden with a slight 2-point edge (48 percent to 46 percent) over Trump — essentially a toss-up and well within its 3.6-point margin of error.
Kayleigh McEnany calls celebrations for Joe Biden 'superspreader events'
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called celebrations that occurred for President-elect Joe Biden "superspreader events"Shortly after major news networks projected that Biden would win, backers of the Democrat took the streets around the United States in celebration, honking horns, popping champagne, and gathering at landmarks, including the White House.
• In Nevada, areleased last week disclosed that Biden had a 6-point lead (49 percent to 43 percent) over Trump. But other surveys, , suggested the race was much tighter.
• In Ohio,showed Biden clinging to a 1-point lead (49 percent to 48 percent) over Trump — an edge that is likewise statistically irrelevant, given the survey’s 3.4 percent margin of error.
• In North Carolina,indicated that the race is a dead heat, with Biden and Trump each polling at 47 percent.
Trump has largely dismissed public polls that show him trailing as “fake.”
"We are winning BIG in all of the polls that matter,"earlier this month.
• Andrew Romano contributed reporting to this story.
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