Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has been leading his opponent, Republican incumbent President Donald Trump in the polls ahead of the U.S. presidential elections on November 3. What about the Electoral College?

First published in October 2020.

Election website 270toWin – aptly stating in its slogan that “This is not a popularity contest™” – is converting polling averages into electoral college votes, projecting that Joe Biden would gain 279 votes from states safely Democrat or leaning Democrat. This is slightly more than the 270 votes required to win the electoral college and the presidency.

Donald Trump is projected to win 125 votes in states safely Republican or leaning Republican according to current polling. 134 votes come from states that were polling too close to call. As of October 25, these included Ohio, Florida, Texas and North Carolina.

CNN too now projects Joe Biden as the winner of the Electoral College with 290 votes.🔷


Check their Voting Record:

🗳️ Donald Trump

🗳️ Joe Biden

[This piece was first published in Statista & written by Katharina Buchholz, Data Journalist at Statista.]

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