How the US Election polls stand following cancelled Presidential Debate

Donald Trump refused to part take in a virtual debate.

DONALD Trump was supposed to go against Joe Biden, in the early hours of Thursday morning (October 15), but The Commission on Presidential Debates cancelled the meeting.

Following on from the first presidential debate, two weeks ago, the President refused to do a virtual debate after his recent battle with Covid-19. 

According to CNN, the Republican (Trump) and Democratic (Biden) parties looked to come to a conclusion on the matter but they hit an impasse.

Trump’s campaign still wanted the debates to be held in-person (as previously agreed) while Biden’s opted for a virtual debate. 

In the end, the Commission cancelled the second presidential debate – less than a month away from the US elections. 

How has this affected Trump’s chances for re-election?

The ‘swing states’ across America are critical to a presidential candidates campaign in the run up to the elections. 

Due to the nature of these states, they’re closely divided in their political parties. In Florida, it backed Barack Obama in 2008 (Democrat) and George W. Bush in 2000 (Republican).

Seemingly, the swing states for this election down come to Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Arizona, Iowa and Wisconsin. 

According to The Guardian, Trump leads in only two of the eight swing states while Biden is currently on his way to flipping Arizona, who have backed the Republican party in the last four elections. 

In total, according to the Financial Times, Biden currently leads in the electoral colleges, which allowed Trump to be president in his election campaign against Hillary Clinton in 2015. 

In addition, The Guardian’s 14-day poll tracker shows Biden is currently has a substantial 10.6% (on average) lead in the national polls, up by 0.8% since October 11. 

With less than three weeks to go with the US elections, Biden looks to be on his way to become the new President of the United States.

However, there is still ample amount of time for anything to change in the run up to this fascinating election. 

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