Democrats defending against Hillary Clinton-like collapse for Joe Biden in final weeks before election

DEMOCRATS are hoping that Joe Biden doesn’t lose the way Hillary Clinton did in 2016 – with just two weeks left until Election Day.

Most polls show Biden as the frontrunner against President Donald Trump – many include Biden leading by 10 or more points.

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Results from a New York Times/Siena College poll released on Tuesday show that Biden is leading Trump 50 percent to 41 percent.

Among those surveyed, the voters prefer Biden to Trump on almost all major issues.

While this sounds like a good thing for the Biden campaign, in the weeks and months leading up to the 2016 election, Clinton was beating Trump in most of the polls.

Voters, political pundits, and members of the news media anticipated that the former secretary of state would win.

She lost to Trump, who admitted winning the presidential election four years ago was a surprise to him.

Clinton won almost 2.9million more popular votes than Trump did – but Trump received 304 electoral votes to Clinton’s 227, ensuring his election win.

As of last Friday, more than 22million Americans have already voted in the election.

The number of ballots submitted as of Friday night represents 16 percent of all the votes cast in the 2016 presidential election.

Americans’ rush to vote is leading election experts to predict that a record 150million votes may be cast – and turnout rates could be higher than in any presidential election since 1908.

It won’t be clear who wins the closely-watched race until November, or maybe even December 14, when the Electoral College is scheduled to meet and cast their votes.

Democrats so far are overwhelmingly more engaged than Republicans.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean Democrats will win the election, because most Republicans are expected to vote on Election Day rather than participate in early voting.

In addition to public polling shows Biden leading Trump, Biden’s campaign also has more money than Trump’s.

Trump raked in $12million during a fundraiser on Sunday, but over the past four months, Biden has raised over $1billion, a massive amount of money that has surpassed Trump’s once-overwhelming cash advantage.

According to data from the ad tracking firm Kantar/CMAG, Biden and his Democratic allies are on pace to spend twice as much as Trump and the Republicans in the final days of the race.

During a campaign rally in Nevada on Sunday, Trump showed disbelief that he could possibly be tied to Biden in the state; polls indicate he’s currently behind Biden.

“How the hell can we be tied? What’s going on?” Trump asked.

“We get these massive crowds. He gets nobody…. It doesn’t make sense!”

In the past few months of the pandemic, Biden has held very small and virtual events.

Election Day, November 3, is the final day Americans can vote in the heated presidential race between Trump and Biden.

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