White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is not paying any attention to polls that put Joe Biden ahead of President Trump.
“Our campaign believes that tonight will be a landslide,” McEnany told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, saying that Ohio and Florida are “a lock” for the president.
McEnany Bets on Ohio, Florida
“We believe this will be a landslide and for the Biden campaign to come out and double down on Hillary Clinton’s egregious statement that under no circumstance should you concede just tells you all you need to know,” McEnany added.
A survey of Ohio voters conducted for the Associated Press found that younger voters in the state like Biden, while older voters prefer Trump. Still, many voters there (59%) said the country is headed in the wrong direction.
And a majority of Ohio voters rated the coronavirus pandemic the most important issue facing them, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. About 48% of voters said Biden would be better at dealing with the pandemic, compared to 36% for Trump.
But when asked who is better equipped to manage the economy, 51% said Trump while only 40% said Biden. Trump won Ohio’s electoral votes in 2016.
An Early Trump Lead in Florida
Meanwhile, in Florida, Trump took the lead in early vote counting. He was up three percentage points over Biden by 9 p.m. ET.
Trump needed southwest Floridians to show up at polls to win the state, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported. And in five Republican-leaning counties, the turnout exceeded 2016 levels.
But Florida also saw strong turnout in Broward County, a Democratic stronghold. Broward also beat 2016 turnout levels.
Some ballot scanners in Hillsborough and Duval counties were malfunctioning Tuesday. The Herald-Tribune reported that election officials believe they are routine, easily fixable problems.
Overall, it looks like red and blue voters are both turning out in large numbers in Florida. Some analysts were predicting a Trump win in the Sunshine State, but it’s a close race.