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First Thing election special: is Biden's big lead getting bigger?

WorldNews Wednesday, 14 October 2020
First Thing election special: is Biden's big lead getting bigger?Good morning, With less than three weeks until election day, a new poll for the Guardian and Opinium research suggests the gap between Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger is, if anything, growing wider. Some 57% of likely voters surveyed said they intend to vote for Joe Biden, while just 40% support the president – a 17-point margin just shy of the popular vote lead that Ronald Reagan held before his landslide re-election in 1984. Speaking in Florida a day after Trump’s visit to the key swing state, Biden said the Covid crisis proved that the president views older voters as “expendable” – and the Democrat’s pitch to sunshine state seniors appears to be resonating, as Richard Luscombe...
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