Three days from the US elections: What it’s essential know | US & Canada
Donald Trump and Joe Biden are storming the US this weekend in the final days of the presidential campaign.
President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden continue their closing talks with voters in the United States for the final three days of the 2020 presidential campaign.
Trump’s next few days on the trail feature 14 rallies in eight different battlefield states, including four Saturday events in Pennsylvania.
Biden will share a stage with former President Barack Obama at two campaign events on Saturday in key state Michigan. They are accompanied by singer Stevie Wonder at their second event in Detroit.
More than 89.5 million Americans have already cast their ballots through the mail – a process that has expanded in many areas due to the COVID-19 pandemic – or during an in-person early vote.
That number is 65 percent of the total number of votes cast in the 2016 presidential election. Nearly 60 percent of eligible Americans voted in the recent presidential election, though some believe the number will increase this year.
Hawaii and Texas have early votes higher than the total number of voters in 2016.
This is what the voting card looks like at the moment:
[Alia Chughtai/Al Jazeera]Where are the candidates today:
Trump will hold rallies in Bucks County, Reading, Butler, and Montoursville, Pennsylvania.
Biden campaigns with Barack Obama in Flint and Detroit, Michigan.
Vice President Mike Pence will visit North Carolina while Kamala Harris fights in Florida.
Biden continues to have a head start among likely national voters, according to a poll published Friday by Fox News. He’s 52 to 44 percent ahead of Trump, though that’s two points less than what was reported in a Fox News poll a few weeks earlier.
Biden leads among independent voters with 54 percent support compared to Trump’s 32 percent. Trump won the Independents in the 2016 election by four points over Hillary Clinton.
Biden also has a significant advantage in terms of convenience. The poll says 55 percent of voters rate him positively, compared with 44 percent for Trump.
Forty-six percent of respondents say they approve of Trump’s work as president, but of the 54 percent who disapprove, nearly half – 46 percent – strongly disapprove of his work.
The error rate of the survey is +/- 2.5 percentage points.
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