US presidential election: Biden leads President Trump in major polls

- Polls are being conducted to gauge the mood of Americans ahead of the November presidential election

- Major polls conducted so far indicate Democrat's candidate, Biden, is ahead of President Trump in battleground states

- Poll analysis experts such as The Economist has also predicted that Biden is likely to beat Trump

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As Americans prepare for the November 2020 presidential election, polls are being conducted to evaluate the strength of the two contenders: President Donald Trump of the Republican party and Joe Biden of the Democratic party.

While polls are good ways to gauge the mood of the nation by asking voters which candidate they prefer, they're not necessarily a good way to predict the result of the election.

According to BBC, Biden has been ahead of President Trump in most national polls since the beginning of 2020.

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The newspaper reported that the Democrat's presidential candidate has hovered around 50% in recent months and has had a 10-point lead on occasions.

Polls results in the battleground states:

1. Arizona

Biden - 48.8%

Trump - 44.3%

2. Florida

Biden - 48.2%

Trump - 47.0%

3. Georgia

Biden - 45%

Trump - 46.3%

4. Iowa

Biden - 45%

Trump - 46.7%

5. Michigan

Biden - 47.8%

Trump - 43.6%

6. Minnesota

Biden - 49.7%

Trump - 43.3%

7. Nevada

Biden - 46.5%

Trump - 40.5%

8. New Hampshire

Biden - 49.7%

Trump - 41.7%

9. North Carolina

Biden - 48.0%

Trump - 47.2%

10. Ohio

Biden - 46.7%

Trump - 44.3%

11. Pennsylvania

Biden - 49.0%

Trump - 44.7%

12. Texas

Biden - 43.8%

Trump - 47.3%

13. Virginia

Biden - 51.5%

Trump - 39.0%

14. Wisconsin

Biden - 49.6%

Trump - 43.3%

BBC notes that political analysts are less convinced about President Trump's chances of re-election.

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FiveThirtyEight, a political analysis website, says Biden is "favoured" to win the election, while The Economist says he is "likely" to beat President Trump.

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