CNN Shifts PA From Battleground to Leans Dem for Presidential Race

The presidential race in the Keystone State now leans in the Democrats favor, according to the latest ratings from CNN’s 2020 Electoral College map

In an article published on August 3, Pennsylvania moves from Battleground into the Leans Democrat category. 

“The national political landscape has clearly and significantly shifted in Joe Biden’s favor since he emerged as the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee back in March just as the public health emergency was taking hold,” CNN Political Director David Chalian writes. 

Five states and one congressional district moved in the Democrats favor in this latest ratings update. Pennsylvania and Michigan both moved from the Battleground category into the Leans Democratic category, providing former Vice President Joe Biden with a more favorable map over President Donald Trump. 

“Michigan and Pennsylvania, two states Trump won in 2016 that had been reliably blue for the better part of two decades in presidential elections, are being moved from battleground to lean Democrat, placing an additional 36 electoral votes to Biden’s total,” Chalian writes. 

Neither party has the 270 electoral votes needed to capture the White House, although Biden holds a substantial advantage over Trump in this rating. 

Biden has 268 electoral votes at least leaning to him, while Trump has 170, and 100 electoral votes remaining in the Battleground category. 

CNN is just the latest national outlet to move the presidential race into Biden’s favor. 

The Cook Political Report, Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball, and Politico, all moved the race to Leans Democratic since June. 

The Real Clear Politics average shows Biden besting Trump by 6 points in Pennsylvania.

See the latest CNN 2020 election ratings here.

August 5th, 2020 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories | 8 Comments

8 thoughts on “CNN Shifts PA From Battleground to Leans Dem for Presidential Race”

  1. The Huckabeast says:

    IT IS WHAT IT IS.

  2. ThereallyrealultimategulagPittsburgh says:

    The dumbocrats bad, Republicans good. TRUMP

  3. UltimateGulagPittsburghRealgulag says:

    CNN is DNC tv. The Donald gonna win PA by 6%. MAGA: No More BULLSHIT!!!

    1. big gut says:

      It’s gonna disappear. Trump is just gonna go away.

    2. ReallyUltimateGulagPittsburghRealgulag says:

      CNN is not MSNBC. When you start claiming the refs are biased you know you are losing the game. 6 points—Biden over Trump in Pa—-is from all accounts a conservative number. It is going to be at least 10. Franklin Marshall said all independents are breaking Biden and Dems. Aside from hardcore Trumpers everyone else is going Biden and Dems. VERY BAD NEWS for R’s. They cannot win without independents. Who are these independents??? Suburban voters who do not want Trump. This is also why Fitzpatrick is in political hot water. Finello is poised to really take advantage of the Biden wave to office. Bognet will never get his candidacy off the ground. Not a good year for being a Republican.

      1. ThereallyrealultimategulagPittsburgh says:

        CNN and MSNBC are fake news. They are so biased and you know Biden is losing the game. 6 points—Trump over Biden in Pa—-is from all accounts a conservative number. It is going to be at least 10. Franklin Marshall said all independents are breaking Trump and Rs. Aside from hardcore libs everyone else is going Trump and Rs. VERY BAD NEWS for Dems. They cannot win without independents. Who are these independence??? Suburban voters who only want Trump. This is also why Fitzpatrick is going to streamroll Finello. Fitzy is poised to really take advantage of the Trump wave and so is Bogey who has already gotten his candidacy off the ground. Not a good year for being a Democrat.

        1. G- Max-wish er well !tc77 says:

          Russian Troll Alert !!!!! LOL

  4. MARCEL'S GHOST says:

    LMMFAO !!!!!

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