There are less than three weeks remaining until the 2020 election, and, as expected, a number of dramatic twists and turns are coming in hard and fast.
President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis was certainly one of the more profound moments in this late campaign, and one that brought with it a fair amount of uncertainty. There were obviously fears for the President’s life, but also for his campaign, with some experts warning that the Commander in Chief’s illness could last weeks.
Just this last week another campaign-altering shoe dropped when Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter returned to the news cycle, thanks to a salacious and controversial story from the New York Post. The allegations contained within that piece were wide-ranging, but the most impactful concerned what then-Vice President Biden knew about his son’s business dealings in Ukraine.
The news was enough to rattle voters, and it showed in the polling.
Joe Biden’s polling edge over President Trump eroded this week amid The Post’s scandalous revelations about his son Hunter’s foreign dealings — but the Democratic candidate still maintains a substantial lead.
The IBD/TIPP national tracking poll, released Saturday, puts Biden at 50 percent in the head-to-head matchup, with Trump at 43 percent. The 7-point advantage is well outside the survey’s 3 percent margin of error.
But the poll of 1,009 likely voters saw Biden’s support slip by just over 2 percentage points since Monday — and found an increase of just under 1 percent for the incumbent.
If the last few months are any indication, the next two weeks could bring some more brutal revelations.
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