With less than two weeks to go until the elections, Biden is backed by 50 percent of likely voters, compared with 41 percent for Trump and 3 percent divided among other candidates, according to New York Times/Siena College poll.
Democrats, however, say they are not confident in poll numbers, as the 2016 election proved that the number of votes a candidate wins is less important than where he/she wins them.
Two weeks from that election, national polls had shown Clinton had a 6.1 percent lead over Trump.
This year, less than 14 days from the election, Biden’s 8.6-point lead in his advantage over Trump in critical battleground states has tightened to 3.9 points, according to the RealClearPolitics average of national polls.
“Every Democrat working in politics was traumatized by 2016,” said Meredith Kelly, a communications operative who worked at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2018.