Joe Biden panic as Donald 'leads US election race in key battleground ...

JOE BIDEN's bid to become US President took another blow as it emerged rival Donald "leads the election race in the country's key battleground states".

PUBLISHED: 11:58, Mon, Nov 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:58, Mon, Nov 2, 2020

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The Democrat has been the race's overwhelming favourite, with recent polls giving the former Vice President a 10-point lead over the incumbent Mr . Yet, new data has shown that despite Mr Biden's supposed popularity with the US public, where it matters in the well-documented swing states, Mr appears to have the edge. In order for Mr to claim another four years as President, he must win over a number of these key states - including Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

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If he can successfully navigate wins in the majority of these areas, his chances of reelection are given a major boost.

Betfair has analysed trends of betting and shown that if these patterns are maintained Mr should claim five of the 10 swing states.

Those states appearing to back Mr are Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio and Texas.

Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are showing support for Mr Biden.

Joe Biden panic as Donald Trump 'leads US election race in key battleground states'Joe Biden panic as Donald 'leads US election race in key battleground states' (Image: GETTY)

Joe Biden panic as Donald Trump 'leads US election race in key battleground states'Joe Biden panic as Donald 'leads US election race in key battleground states' (Image: GETTY)

Betfair spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom said: “Mr is hitting the final day of campaigning hard with an ambitious schedule of rallies planned and it looks as though that tactic is paying off because the Republicans are leading the betting in key swing states Florida, Georgia, Ohio and Iowa.

"However Mr Biden and the Democrats are ahead in states that Republicans won in 2016, including Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania on Betfair Exchange.

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