Who Will Win The 2020 Presidential Election?
26 October 2020
The day that all Americans have been counting down to is nearly here, as the United States will go to the polls on the 3rd November. So much has been said during the last couple of months that it has almost been hard to keep track of what is happening regarding the candidates.
Who Are The Candidates?
The 59th Presidential election will be a straight fight between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. Trump is the current president of the United States and will have Mike Pence as his running mate. Trump shocked the world in 2016 by winning the election against Hilary Clinton in a bitter war of worlds. It has been more of the season throughout the 2020 Presidential Election, with Biden and Trump already engaging in a number of televised debates that made international headlines.
While Trump was awarded the Republican nomination without much of challenge, Biden had to see off a number on contenders. Among those were his running mate Kamala Harris. In fact, the number of contenders to be the Democratic nomination was the most of any political party in the modern history of American politics. However, after Bernie Sanders withdrew from the race, the path was clear for Biden.
Biden is no stranger to the White House, as he served as the vice-president for Barack Obama during his tenure as president between January 2009 and January 2017. However, in the 2020 Presidential Election, he will be looking to become the oldest president in the history of the United States. In fact, either candidate will become the oldest in the history of the country.
What Are The Big Issues?
Every election brings with it a number of topics that the candidate will need to address in order to secure the new presidential election vote, and this year has been no different. The biggest talking points that have been discussed among the contenders this year has centred around the coronavirus pandemic. Biden has been heavily critical of the way that Trump has handled the pandemic, as it has seen over 220,000 die from the deadly disease. Trump has reiterated throughout his campaign that the virus has come from China, and that Americans shouldn’t live in fear of the disease as he recovered from it.
Another 2020 Presidential Election hot issue has been the Black Lives Matter protests around the world following the killing of George Floyd. Meanwhile, other issues such as the death of Rush Bader Ginsburg and the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett have also been debated at length. Trump and Biden have also clashed regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act, with both candidates offering opposite views on the deal.
The new presidential election will once again be determined by the battleground states around the country. This was the biggest factor in the shock win for Trump back in 2016. However, the presidential election predictions by state this year indicate at this point that Trump is some way away from Biden in the polls. The importance of these swing states cannot be understated, as the next president will be elected by these states. The following are the battleground states:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
Back in 2016, Trump won ten of these Battlegrounds, with Clinton winning just four. However, recent figures from the BBC show that Trump is now behind in all but two of these states to Biden. The only states that Trump has a lead over Biden in are Ohio and Texas. The lead over Biden in Ohio is just .6% according to the stats. Biden leads in all of the other 12 states, with a healthy advantage over Trump.
2020 Presidential Election Predictions
There are a number of factors that must be considered before making presidential election prediction. The first of which is the polls. The polls will give the biggest indicator into the candidate that could win the upcoming election. Following the most recent debate between the two candidates, it was revealed that Biden now holds a double-digit advantage of the current president.
These figures in the snap poll showed that Biden now had a 51% advantage, while Trump only held 41%. There is still time for this to change, and it wouldn’t be the first time that the polls have been wrong, as the incorrectly predicted a landslide victory for Clinton in 2016. But, the current odds certainly point to a clear victory for Biden. The debate may have very little to do with the way that Americans end up voting as over 47.5 million Americans had already cast their vote before the most recent debate.
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