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Contributing Writer | Telegraph Local
New polls coming in from at least two different states show President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden locked in a dead heat for the upcoming November election for US president.
Fox News reports that former vice president Biden and Trump are tied at 47% among likely voters in Iowa according to a Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll released on Tuesday.
The Des Moines Register says that Iowa has emerged as an unlikely battleground state this year after Trump carried it by 9 percentage points and Republicans made other substantial gains.
The poll suggests that Trump voters seem to be mostly men, with Trump having a 21% lead over Biden, while Biden is seen as getting a 20% boost from women over Trump.
Early voting for the November 3 election begins in Iowa Oct. 5 in person and in the mail.
The reasons for voting this election year contrast greatly between Democrats and Republicans.
The Des Moines Register mentions that Iowans who plan on voting for Trump say they are better off financially today than they were four years ago.
Some women planning on voting for Biden say they feel the Republican party is running on an “agenda of exclusion“.
Interestingly, the polls also show that Biden has the overall leverage with independent voters, with at least a 12% lead over Trump. This is in stark contrast to the 2016 election, with Trump having a vast majority of the independent vote.
The Atlanta Journal-Constituition is reporting that in Georgia, the presidential poll is also running neck and neck.
The article says that ‘The poll pegged Trump and Biden at 47% apiece, with an additional 1% of voters backing Libertarian Jo Jorgensen. Only 4% were undecided in the survey of 1,150 likely voters, which was conducted Sept. 11-20 by the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs.’
About 17% of those potential voters have not made up their mind on who they’ll be voting for. Many are waiting on the start and outcome of the three presidential debates.
The 2020 United States Presidential Debates will be held Tuesday, September 29, Thursday, October 15, and Thursday, October 22, 2020. The Vice Presidential debate will be held Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
All debates are scheduled to take place from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET on their respective dates without commercial breaks, according to Election Central.