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Joe Biden’s campaign urges its supporters not to show complacency in the last weeks of the presidential race, even if the poll shows that the former vice president remains ahead of President Trump in several key states.
“The very burning truth is that Donald Trump can still win this race, and every fact we have shows that this thing will come to naught,” Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon wrote in a note to supporters. on Saturday .
“The reality is that this race is much closer than some of the general information we see on Twitter and on television,” O’Malley Dillon wrote. “In key states on the battlefield where this election will be decided, we remain on our necks and necks with Donald Trump.”
Campaigns are often motivated to keep supporters involved in the race. But in fact the poll itself – in addition to some wisdom – considers Biden leading.
In the last NPR /PBS NewsHour/ Marist poll, published Thursday, Biden leads Trump from 54% to 43% nationally among potential voters.
And the Democratic candidate is a few percentage points ahead in critical states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, according to the average of the Real Clear Politics poll – with shorter distances in places such as Florida and North Carolina.
Biden campaigned in Durham, North Carolina, on Sunday, urging supporters gathered at the rally to vote, noting that the state’s early voting period began on Thursday.
Trump, meanwhile, has had a busy campaign weekend. He stopped in Michigan and Wisconsin on Saturday before heading west. He attended a church in Las Vegas on Sunday morning and then held a rally in Carson City, Nevada, on Sunday night. He heads to Arizona on Monday.
In his note, O’Malley Dillon mentions 2016, when Trump won Electoral College (despite losing the election vote), although Hillary Clinton was the favorite in the polls.
“If we have learned anything since 2016, it means that we cannot underestimate Donald Trump or his ability to make his way back to controversy in the last days of the campaign,” she wrote.
She said she had recently poured millions of dollars in support of Trump’s super-PAC, saying they could “very easily erase our financial advantage with a stroke of the pen.”
She probably meant a $ 75 million cash infusion to save the PAC from casino mogul and billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam.
Although Trump launched his election campaign with a large financial advantage, Biden and his allies have been collecting a record number of flights each month since the summer.
Last week, Biden’s campaign announced that it had raised $ 383 million in September alone with allied Democratic groups.
His campaign says it currently has $ 432 million in its account, and it has spent $ 240 million on television commercials in six key states.
In a note, O’Malley Dillon said the campaign plans to raise another $ 234 million by November 3.
She wrote that the campaign is investing more than $ 100 million in a field organization with nearly 3,500 employees in key states.
Operation Biden avoided a personal investigation for months over fears of a pandemic before reversing its decision earlier this month.