US President Donald Trump told supporters in the closely fought state of Florida ‘We’re never going to lockdown again,’ amid a surge in Covid-19 cases as the clock ticks down to Election Day.
Opinion polls show his Democratic rival Joe Biden with a significant edge nationally, but with a tighter lead in the battleground states that play a decisive role in the final result.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday showed Trump had essentially moved into a tie with Biden in Florida, with 49% saying they would vote for Biden and 47% for the president.
With its 29 electoral votes, the state is a major prize in next Tuesday’s election. Trump’s victory in Florida in 2016 was vital to his surprise election win.
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