Two weeks before the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton was leading Donald Trump in pretty much all of the battleground states, but we all know how that worked out.
Four years later and two weeks before the 2020 election, Biden has a lead in some of the battleground states but his lead is smaller than Hillary’s was.
What shall we take from this information?
The Washington Times reports:
Deja vu? Biden’s battleground leads smaller than Clinton’s 2 weeks out
Joseph R. Biden leads in most national and battleground polls entering the final two-week stretch of the presidential race, but that’s no guarantee of victory on Election Day.
Just ask Hillary Clinton.
President Trump found himself in a similar position two weeks out from the 2016 election. Polls showed Mrs. Clinton well-positioned to bring the brash businessman’s meteoric rise to a crashing halt.
She held an even bigger edge than Mr. Biden in several key states — including Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that Mr. Trump carried on his way to winning the White House.
When it comes to Pennsylvania, Trump is closing in fast.
The Hill reports:
President Trump has narrowed a lead by Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Pennsylvania, a key swing state that could help determine the presidential contest, according to a poll released Monday.
This week’s Reuters-Ipsos opinion poll found 49 percent of likely voters in Pennsylvania backed Biden, while 45 percent in the state supported the president. Biden’s 4 percentage point lead falls right on the edge of the poll’s margin of error.
Last week’s poll showed the former vice president leading Trump by 7 percentage points, with Biden getting 51 percent compared to the president’s 44 percent.
Pennsylvania will be one state to watch on election night.
If it goes for Trump again this year, he is very likely to win.