US election 2020 LIVE – Will Donald Trump WIN second term as prediction gives him 7 point lead over Joe Biden in Iowa?

DONALD Trump’s hopes of winning a second term as President have been given a dramatic boost after a new poll put him 7 points ahead in Iowa.

The respected Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll released its latest results over the weekend, showing Trump ahead of Biden by 48 percent to 41 percent in the state.

More important, perhaps, is the suggestion that support for Biden has “faded” in recent days, hinting at the Democrats‘ worst fear that the former Vice President “isn’t a closer” despite having had a strong lead all year.

In September the same poll showed support for the candidates at 47 percent each, so the new result shows a slight 1 percent boost for Trump but a catastrophic 6 percent decrease for Biden, with “other candidates” gaining the 5 percent difference.

It should be said, however, that due to the number of people polled in Iowa, a 5 percent margin of error is in place, meaning the new results could be anything from Trump falling between 43 and 53 percent and Biden between 36 and 46 percent.

Despite the boost for Trump in the swing state, Biden still leads national polls by 51 percent to 41 percent which, as things stand, still suggests a Biden victory is on the cards, regardless of the Iowa scare.

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