Spanberger, Emhoff greet Virginia Democrats

Posted at 9:31 AM, Oct 22, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D) and Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris' husband Doug Emhoff rallied Democrats in Virginia on Wednesday.

At a campaign stop in Henrico, they discussed healthcare and told voters the Biden administration would protect access to health care.

President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled to debate for the final time Thursday night.

A national poll from The New York Times and Siena College released this week showed Biden with a nine-point lead over Trump.

According to the poll, Biden led Trump 50% to 41% among likely voters. That would be a slight increase from a month ago when Biden led Trump 49% to 41% among likely voters.

“The gender gap has widened as Biden now leads among women by 23 points, up from 16 points in September, and Trump leads among men by six points, after they were tied last month,” Dr. Don Levy, Director, Siena College Research Institute, said. “Both candidates continue to have near-universal support among voters from their party, and independents continue to support Biden, currently by nine points."

While ahead in national polls, the 2020 presidential race will be decided by a series of key battleground states.

Trump won the 2016 election despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton 46% to 48%.

According to the poll, nearly one-third of voters have already cast their ballots.