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Biden closes gap with Trump in key states after failed debate

Biden closes gap with Trump in key states after failed debate US presidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump (collage by: RBC-Ukraine)

US President Joe Biden is closing the gap and trails Republican Donald Trump by only 2% in the key states needed to win the election, reports Bloomberg.

The newspaper writes that Biden showed the best results in a Bloomberg News/Morning Consult poll of key US states. This happened despite the fact that voters gave a low rating to the president's performance at the debate amid panic in his party.

Thus, Republican Donald Trump is ahead of Democrat Joe Biden by only 2 percentage points, 47% to 45%, in the key states necessary to win the November elections. This is the smallest gap since the poll began last October.

Biden is now ahead of Trump in Michigan and Wisconsin. He is within the poll's statistical margin of error in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and North Carolina, and lags behind most in the key state of Pennsylvania.

Bloomberg also added that voters in the states where the debate took place did not think Biden performed well: less than one in five respondents said the 81-year-old candidate was more consistent, intelligent, or dominant.

During his speech to the voters, the current US President Joe Biden said that he would not withdraw his candidacy from the upcoming presidential election.

Earlier, RBC-Ukraine reported that the White House is working on organizing a meeting between Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. It may take place on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Washington.