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The Race Appears to Be Tightening

Trump has 'stopped the bleeding' and is gaining back some ground
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2020 9:29 AM CDT

(Newser) – Joe Biden is still ahead in the polls, but his lead appears to be shrinking. The average of polls at RealClearPolitics has Biden up by 6.4 points, down from 9 points a few weeks ago, reports Bloomberg. Coverage:

  • Briefings: Trump's new campaign chief, Bill Stepien, credits the bump to the resumption of the president's daily briefings on the coronavirus, where he generally pushes an upbeat tone on the battle. 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 tells Bloomberg. He predicts that the "hidden Trump vote"—people who support the president but are reluctant to tell pollsters—will again propel the president to victory.

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