【 International News 】 Trump, Biden host contrasting rallies in swing state Florida

30 October 2020                                               

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden rallied supporters on Thursday in the closely fought state of Florida, highlighting their contrasting approaches to the resurgent coronavirus pandemic as the clock ticks down Election Day.

Opinion polls show Biden with a significant edge nationally, but with a tighter lead in the battleground states playing a decisive role in the final result.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday showed Trump was virtually tied with Biden in Florida, with 49 percent saying they would vote for Biden and 47 percent for the president. An NBC News/Marist poll released on Thursday had Biden with a 51-47 point lead in the state.

With its 29 electoral votes, the state is a significant prize in Tuesday's election. Trump's victory in Florida in 2016 was vital to his surprise election win.

Ref - CGTN