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Biden Holds Lead Over Trump as Conventions Fail to Reshape Polls

  • Biden maintains the lead in several new national surveys
  • Trump has tried to shift the narrative from virus to violence
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Democratic nominee Joe Biden retains his lead over President Donald Trump in national polls two months before the election, with neither candidate seeing a bounce in surveys after their party conventions last month.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, both the Republican and Democratic gatherings in August were almost entirely virtual, and the race remains largely where it was three weeks ago, with Biden ahead by at least a half-dozen points in national surveys.