Prior to the Democratic National Convention in mid-August, Biden held a 12-percentage point lead against President Trump in the USA Today/Suffolk University Poll but was unable to get the traditional post-convention bump.
Last week, the Republican National Convention (RNC) saw Trump’s White House team and immediate family deliver most of the prime-time speeches, with noticeable absences from 21 of the 23 senators up for reelection. While the President can’t be happy that he is still trailing by a large margin, he did narrow Biden’s lead to seven percentage points and seems to have some momentum following the RNC.
Biden’s team seems to be growing nervous as everyone expects the polls to tighten as we near November. Biden will also resume in-person campaigning and likely continue to make his case that President Trump is responsible for the pandemic’s high death toll, struggling economic recovery, and mounting racial tensions. President Trump will ask voters to remember how strong the economy was before COVID-19 and argue why it would excel with his positions on infrastructure spending, regulation and taxes.