Over the course of the last few days, the already-raucous 2020 election kicked into a higher gear with candidates heading back out into the fray to make their case.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden was speaking to farmers and union folks on Labor Day, while running mate Kamala Harris headed to Wisconsin to try to drum up support in a state that may very well have cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 election. Vice President Mike Pence, also recognizing the importance of The Cheese State, will be visiting Wisconsin as well, while President Trump continues his work back at the White House.
This uptick in physical campaigning comes as the coronavirus continues to ravage much of the nation, and just ahed of what will surely be contemptuous debates between the candidates.
And when it comes time for those spectacles, a new poll has revealed just who America thinks has the upper hand.
In the USA Today/Suffolk University poll of registered voters, 47 percent predicted Trump would come out on top in the presidential debates, compared to 41 percent who said the same about Biden.
Among independents there is a 10-point gap, with 47 percent saying Trump would win compared to 37 percent who said they expected Biden to win.
The first of the presidential debates is set for Sept. 29 in Cleveland, with “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace serving as moderator.
Republicans have been drumming up doubt on Joe Biden’s mental health as of late, often accompanied by quotes and footage from the former veep’s earlier campaigning, in which he was both gaffe-prone and highly temperamental.
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