US President Trump is seeking re-election but is facing strong competition from Mr Biden in the weeks leading up to the crucial national vote on November 3. Either candidate must gain at least 270 out of the 538 Electoral College votes in order to win the presidential election. Each of the 50 US states is divided into a different number of votes based on its population – with Florida carrying the most at 55 votes.
Now Express.co.uk readers have overwhelmingly backed Mr Trump to defeat Mr Biden in November’s presidential election.
The latest poll, which ran from 10am until 10.30pm on Tuesday August 18, asked: “Who will win the US election this November?”
A huge 80 percent (3,098 readers) backed current President Mr Trump to triumph, with just 17 percent (666 readers) confident Mr Biden could come out on top.
The remaining three percent (147 readers) were undecided.
US election: Donald Trump has been backed to defeat Joe Biden by Express.co.uk readers
US election: President Donald Trump is seeking re-election in November’s poll
One Express.co.uk reader said: The USA absolutely needs Donald Trump because they are falling apart with all the rioting going on, and where a mainstream political party (Demoncrats) are calling for defunding the police and a move to socialist policies.
“President Trump is America’s last hope in maintaining its identity as land of the free!”
A second person wrote: This election isn’t about the USA.
“The whole free world depends on Trump winning because we don’t have any of our own politicians that even come close to being as honest as he is.”
US election: Donald Trump was backed by 80 percent of voters to win the election
Another reader commented: “Trump is the about the only politician offering a glimmer of hope to the world at the moment.”
A fourth person believes it will go right down to the wire, but that President Trump will ultimately come out on top.
They said: “It’s going to be close – very close, but Trump always seems to pull the cat out of the bag.
“He is the incumbent, so if I were forced to place a bet, it would be on him.”
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Mr Biden officially kicked off his bid for the White House at the Democrats’ virtual convention on Monday.
On day one of the four-day rally, Mr Biden and his running mate California Senator Kamala Harris, were given a number of high-profile endorsements including from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Former First Lady Mrs Obama urged the American people not to re-elect Mr Trump back into the White House.
She said in a video message: “If you take one thing from my words tonight, it is this, if you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can, and they will if we don’t make a change in this election.
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“If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it.”
Bernie Sanders, who dropped out of the race in to become the Democrat nominee in April, also gave a rousing endorsement for his former rival.
He said: “In response to the unprecedented crises we face, we need an unprecedented response – a movement, like never before, of people who are prepared to stand up and fight for democracy and decency – and against greed, oligarchy, and bigotry.
“And we need Joe Biden as our next President.”
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Mr Trump, who is trailing in many of the opinion polls, also triggered a war of words in warning the Democrats could cripple the US economy.
In a break with convention, the US President also started on the campaign trail at the same time as the Democrat convention and attacked the Biden/Harris bid ahead of rallies in Minnesota, Arizona and Pennsylvania.
He said: “We built the greatest economy in the history of the world and now I’m going to have to do it again.
“If’ we don’t win, they’re going down the tubes. We’ll end up with one very boring socialist country that will go to hell.”