WATCH: Pointing to New Fox News Poll, Scarborough Predicts a Biden Blowout
When the 2020 election season started, there were a number of states that were expected to go for Trump and other states likely to go for Biden. Then there were 6 or 7 other areas that would act as swing states. National polling, though, keeps showing that a number of the expected Trump states are becoming swing states.
Part of this is because Joe Biden is popular in the mid-West in a way Hillary Clinton wasn’t. The former Vice President has started to open polling leads in states that Trump desperately needs to win. After a Fox News poll showed Biden with a 5 point lead in Ohio, Joe Scarborough predicted a Biden blowout.
The MSNBC host began, “Joe Biden has pulled ahead in Wisconsin in some polls 7, 8 points. So the states everybody has been talking about, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and really Ohio wasn’t a part of this. Ohio and Iowa comfortably fell in Donald Trump’s campaign, but all five of those states across the upper Midwest have obviously been part of the heartland battle.”
“But you look at these polls. Let’s start in Pennsylvania, Biden up 48 to 42 in one poll — six points. The Fox News poll: Biden up 7 points there. Then you go to Ohio — this is a real surprise — Ohio and Iowa firmly for Donald Trump [in 2016] and there you have Biden up, again statistically tied, 48, 47. And the Fox News poll, Biden up 5, 50 to 45. Obviously, if Ohio is close on election night, this is going to be a blow-out and Joe Biden is going to likely win by a landslide if Ohio is close.”
Watch a clip of Scarborough’s comments below, courtesy of MSNBC: