Trump, Biden focus on domestic priorities

The US election can still swing either way. Even though public opinion polls in recent months have given Joe Biden a steady lead, which on average is around eight points over Donald Trump, this could still be reversed. Indeed, in the crucial states - which are what really counts, since the electoral college (and not the direct votes) decide the outcome - the Democratic former vice president's lead is smaller and certainly not "safe."

Most Americans have already decided who they'll be voting for and some states have even begun the process of mail-in voting. However, the three upcoming televised debates between the two candidates may prove crucial. Lackluster public appearances by the 78-year-old Democratic candidate have caused widespread concern that he will be seen as lagging, thus having a negative impact, and that the tables may turn in Trump's favor.

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