PUBLISHED: 18:10, Tue, Nov 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:26, Tue, Nov 3, 2020
President Donald Trump looks set for defeat if polls are to be believed, as Joe Biden hangs on to his 10-point lead which has remained steady throughout the campaign. In six of the eight key swing states, the Democrats lead. Attention has turned to Pennsylvania, as the state could prove decisive in determining who gets the keys to the White House. Mr Biden is ahead by five points among likely voters in the state, 51 percent to 46 percent, although President Trump shocked pollsters by making a comeback in key states last time round.
The vote could have a huge impact on the UK, with reports suggesting Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hoping Mr Biden wins.
In July, one minister told The Times it would be "easier" for the UK if Mr Biden becomes US President and that Mr Johnson's administration is "desperate" for a Donald Trump defeat.
They said: "It would make things much easier if Trump doesn't win reelection.
"Boris was trying to distance himself from Trump."
A Tory adviser added: "The assumption in Whitehall is that if Biden wins, we won't need to do a bilateral trade deal because we might both end up in CPTPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership).
Boris Johnson news: Johnson has been criticised by Biden (Image: getty)
Boris Johnson news: Trump is languishing in the polls (Image: getty)
"That is already committed to high standards of animal welfare. Some of the sting will be removed from those issues."
A UK diplomat expressed similar views to Insider, claiming that the "nasty" aspects of Mr Trump have left ill-feeling in London.
They said: "A lot of stuff will change if Biden wins.
"The venal corruption of the Trump family and the nasty narcissistic aspects of his behavior — all that will go with a different sort of president."
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