The most recent polls show that Democratic nominee Joe Biden appears to have gained ground in Georgia and Texas. The latter is believed by many to be the new battleground state.
RealClear Politics’s most recent polling average shows that the former vice president leads Trump by 7.8 points nationally.
Meanwhile, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll of likely voters released on Monday found Biden at 47% and Trump at 46%. These results come within the poll’s margin of error.
“The race for president in Georgia is deadlocked in the final week of the campaign, with President Donald Trump and Joe Biden in a statistical tie in a state that hasn’t voted Democratic for president since 1992,” wrote Greg Bluestein and Maya T. Prabhu of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The former vice president is set to visit Atlanta and Warm Springs on Tuesday. This is his first stop in Georgia since clinching the nomination — “as Republicans are forced to the defensive in a state long in the GOP column,” the AJC report reads.
The Texas Polls
The New York Times / Siena College Battleground Poll: Texas
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Monday’s The New York Times/Siena College poll in Texas, meanwhile, found Trump up by around four points over Biden. According to Fox News, Texas is red. However, “the Biden campaign is pouring ad dollars into urban parts of the state as well as sending Harris to campaign there this week.”
“Four years ago, Trump carried Texas – where no Democrat has won since Jimmy Carter in 1976 – by nine points, and today, he continues to hold a small but stubborn four-point lead,” said Don Levy, Director of the Siena College Research Institute.
“In a state where Republicans outnumber Democrats by a small margin, each candidate is doing equally well with their own party, and independents are nearly evenly divided, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the race is close. Texas appears to be becoming a swing state.”