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Biden Still Ahead Of Trump But Race Is Far From Over

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Most news media sites say that Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to hold a clear lead over President Donald Trump in key battleground states.

In a Michigan poll, for instance, Biden is holding strong with a 51%-40% lead over Trump, with 3% for Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen and 6% undecided, according to The Detroit Free Press.

The poll was conducted by EPIC-MRA, surveyed 600 likely voters in Michigan between July 25 and July 30, had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The Presidential Race Is Far From Over

Doug Schoen over at Fox News says in an opinion piece that “given the evolving and uncertain nature of the coronavirus crisis, and more specifically, of our nation’s economic recovery, it is also clear to me that the election is far from over.”

Schoen goes on to say that, “further, while Biden leads in most battleground states, his lead in many of these states is also within the margin of error. According to the FiveThirtyEight average of recent polls, Biden is only ahead by an average of 3.6 points in Arizona and 1.7 points in North Carolina.”

NPR adds, “A record and widening majority of Americans disapprove of the job he’s doing when it comes to handling the coronavirus pandemic; he gets poor scores on race relations; he’s seen a suburban erosion despite efforts to win over suburban voters with fear; all that has led to a worsened outlook for Trump against Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election.”

Politico agrees that while Trump may be inching up on some factors, they still have this to say: “While Biden’s lead has shrunk modestly, Trump has not yet closed the gap enough to markedly improve his underdog odds of winning reelection.”

“Any advantage he holds on the states that make up an Electoral College majority — which allowed him to win the presidency four years ago despite receiving 2.9 million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton — is insufficient to overcome his current deficit.”

Biden Is Getting A Big Boost From Kamala Harris

USA Today feels that Biden’s pick of Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential running mate has given his campaign a huge boost.

“I think Senator Harris provides that bump in terms of enthusiasm, which is critical for securing the Black vote,” said Quentin James, co-founder of Collective PAC, whose mission is to help elect Black candidates up and down the ballot.

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