Politico lists eight states where the Presidential election will be won or lost. South Dakota is not one of them.
Where will Joe Biden and Donald Trump be fighting their hardest? Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Arizona—all together worth 127 Electoral College votes.
Biden is up in every mational poll counted in the Real Clear Politics Presidential polling average since April. Biden is up in the RCP average for seven of those eight Politico battleground states; Georgia is the exception, slimly, for Trump, though all eight remain in RCP’s Toss Up category.
That any state can remain close for an incumbent overseeing recession-level unemployment, a trade deficit ballooning instead of disappearing as promised, an two 9-11s a week in pandemic deaths, all while doing nothing but tweeting insults and lies all day and attacking his own military, is a remarkable testament to some voters’ ability to see what they want to see (id-level affirmation of their worst instincts) rather what they need to see: an incompetent occupant of the White House bringing the American Century to a chaotic end.