Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants voters to see Republicans' push for a speedy Supreme Court confirmation as an end-run of Congress and the 2010 health care law. In remarks on Sunday, the former vice president sidestepped any talk of expanding the court to counter conservative gains should he defeat President Donald Trump in November and Democrats regain a Senate majority. Biden called that scenario a distraction from the practical effects that Trump's nominee, conservative federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett, could have if she succeeds the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The poll found Democratic nominee Biden leading Trump among likely voters 52%-44% in Michigan, and 54%-44% in Wisconsin.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accused Donald Trump Sunday of rushing to install a new Supreme Court justice to "eliminate the entire Affordable Care Act," known as Obamacare, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Biden is emphasizing centrism to try court swing voters who favored Trump in 2016 in the crucial states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
A strong performance in Tuesday's debate by Biden, who currently has a modest lead in betting odds and polls, might boost stocks related to global trade and renewable energy, while a perceived debate victory by Trump could benefit fossil fuel and defense companies. The first of three scheduled debates comes at a fraught moment on Wall Street. If one candidate emerges stronger on Tuesday, "the debate could be an individual stock and sector play," said Jack Ablin, Chief Investment Officer at Cresset Wealth Advisors.