How Trump, Biden are Comparing in Swing States

Headline Roundup September 25th, 2020

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are vying for an advantage in several key battleground states ahead of Election Day on November 3. Multiple recent studies suggest Trump and Biden are polling similarly in Texas, Arizona, Ohio, Florida, Iowa and North Carolina — some polls suggest Trump is leading in certain states; other polls indicate Biden has the upper hand in those same states.

News from all sides is breaking down how Trump is performing in some states this year compared to his 2016 campaign. Some coverage from left-rated sources concentrates more on data that suggest better polling for Biden; some reports from right-rated outlets focus on polls that indicate an advantage for Trump. Other coverage from both left- and right-rated publications examines reported concern from some swing-state Democrats that Biden's campaign strategy isn't aggressive enough.

How Trump, Biden are Comparing in Swing States

From the Right
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Some Democrats in critical battlegrounds worry that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is not campaigning vigorously enough in their states.

While Biden has taken a low-key approach to campaign across the country amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Democratic figures in Texas and North Carolina remarked that his method may not be enough to get him 270 electoral votes.

Gilberto Hinojosa, the chair of the Texas Democratic Party, called Biden’s limited campaigning due to the pandemic a “pretty lame excuse,” the Associated Press reported, arguing that campaigning in Hispanic-heavy states like...

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From the Center
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New polls show former Vice President Joe Biden running strong in states President Trump must win to secure a second term, but the race is close in Florida and tightening in Arizona, raising pressure on the Democratic nominee ahead of the first presidential debate.

Biden has several pathways to victory, with new surveys showing him neck and neck with Trump in traditionally red states, such as Texas and Georgia, and in states Trump won comfortably in 2016, like Iowa and Ohio.

The Democratic nominee continues to run up the score...

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From the Left
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is within striking distance of President Donald Trump in Texas, tied with him in Georgia and narrowly ahead in Iowa, according to new surveys of the three Republican-leaning battlegrounds.

A New York Times/Siena College poll published Thursday, 40 days from Election Day, shows Trump with a small lead of 3 percentage points in Texas, with 46 percent of likely voters surveyed supporting the Republican incumbent and 43 percent favoring the former vice president.

Trump comfortably won Texas in 2016, seizing the state’s 38 electoral votes...

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