Biden starts the race against President Trump about 7 points ahead in the RealClearPolitics average, but the contest is closer in key states, such as Pennsylvania (up 3 points) and Florida (up 1 point). Most national projections see a close electoral vote fought, especially in 10 to 12 battleground states.
Biden’s challenge is to lead a party that is primarily unified by a desire to defeat Trump, but divided over some of the basic approaches to governing and specific policies.
|Former VP Joe Biden (L) and Sen. Bernie Sanders greet one another |
by bumping elbows before they participate in a Democratic
presidential primary debate, March 15, 2020 | Evan Vucci/AP
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