2020 polls - live: Trump insists 'big red wave has formed' as Fox News poll shows president trailing by 8 points

Tom Embury-Dennis
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Donald Trump has claimed a “big red wave has formed” ahead of next week’s election, despite the fact a latest Fox News poll has the president trailing Democratic candidate Joe Biden by eight points. 

Just three days before election day on 3 November, a separate poll has Mr Biden leading Mr Trump 52% to 42%, partly because of widespread disapproval of his handling of the pandemic.

Opinion polls show a closer contest in the most competitive states that will decide the election.