How Swing States Are Shaping Up in Final Full Week of 2020 Election

Headline Roundup October 26th, 2020

As Election Day on Nov. 3 draws near, President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden compete to win several battleground states that could decide the election, including Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. All the states mentioned, some historically Democrat, voted for Trump in the 2016 election. RealClearPolitics' national polling average suggests Biden leads in all six states, though by a slim margin in some states such as Florida.

Analysis from all sides of the political spectrum analyzed the current and projected swing state polls to predict the outcome of the election. Analysis from right-rated outlets tended to focus on similarities between this year's poll numbers and 2016's poll numbers; some highlighted a 2016 article from prominent pollster Nate Silver. Left-rated outlets tended to focus more prominent coverage on how the COVID-19 coronavirus' potential impact election outcomes and each candidate's campaign approach.

How Swing States Are Shaping Up in Final Full Week of 2020 Election

From the Right
308

On Election Day 2016, at precisely 10:41 a.m., wunder pollster Nate Silver posted a story on his website FiveThirtyEight.

“Final Election Update: There’s A Wide Range Of Outcomes, And Most Of Them Come Up Clinton,” read the headline.

Silver said his “forecast has Clinton favored in states and congressional districts totaling 323 electoral votes, including all the states President Obama won in 2012 except Ohio and Iowa, but adding North Carolina.” He hedged his bet a bit, though, saying Clinton could lose North Carolina or Florida, so “the average number...

Read full story
From the Left
308

President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden zeroed in on the critical battleground of Pennsylvania on Monday, demonstrating starkly different approaches to rallying voters just eight days before polls close during the worst public health crisis in a century.

Trump drew thousands of largely mask-less supporters as he began a final-week charge through nearly a dozen states ahead of the election. Biden, taking a more cautious approach in effort to show that he’s taking the pandemic seriously, greeted a few dozen supporters outside a Chester, Pennsylvania, campaign field office....

Read full story
From the Center
308

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are competing for voters in battleground states that will likely sway the November election: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

All those states — some historically favorable for Democrats — voted for Trump in 2016 over then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania had voted consistently for Democratic presidential candidates from 1992 to 2012, with Trump being the first Republican to break the streak of blue wins in those states with narrow victories.

According to RealClearPolitics and...

Read full story

Try the New AllSides Mobile App

The only news app you’ll ever need. Now available on iOS. Android version coming soon.