US election 2020 latest news: Biden maintains battleground lead but Trump looks to even edge

FORMER Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead President Donald Trump in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — two important battleground states that Trump won in 2016.

According to a poll conducted by CBS News and YouGov released on Sunday, Biden is leading Trump by six percentage points among likely voters in both states.

In Pennsylvania, the presumptive Democratic nominee is leading Trump 49 to 43 percent, while in Wisconsin, Biden is leading the president 48 to 42 percent.

In both states — 75 percent in Pennsylvania and 76 percent in Wisconsin — voters said they think because of coronavirus and the economy, things in the US are going “badly.”

Voters said they think Biden would better handle the pandemic.

CBS News reported that roughly two-thirds of those polled don’t like “how the president handles himself personally.”

Trump’s new campaign manager, Bill Stepien, told Bloomberg last week that the president’s frequent coronavirus briefings are helping him catch up to Biden.

“He … happens to be the leader of the free world, and anytime he steps behind a podium as he does every night unlike Joe Biden, it gets covered and it matters and it’s noteworthy and it’s a needle mover,” Stepien said.

“His instincts are strong and there’s no one better at the podium than him. That is a net positive every day of the week, polling shows it,” Stepien said.

Biden has an overall stable lead across most national polls, and has for most of the year — but so did Hillary Clinton before losing the 2016 election to Trump.

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