About 5 percent of likely voters will not decide whether to vote for Joe Biden or Donald Trump until the last few days or even hours before they cast their ballots. These are factors they are considering.
Biden helped the Obama administration lead the economic recovery from the Great Recession of 2008, orchestrating the auto bailout that saved thousands of American jobs. Unemployment declined but wages did not recover, leaving millions of middle-class Americans frightened and angry about the future.
Trump decided that a massive tax cut for large corporations and the wealthy would lead to trickle-down regrowth. It led to $2 trillion in new debt, but economists are divided on the results. Many argue the wealthy saved the money, rebought company stock and invested overseas. The stock market soared, but half of Americans have no connection to stocks.
Democrats in the House passed $3 trillion for Americans to survive the virus in a second round of aid but Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., blocked a Senate vote. Trump suspended negotiations but then said he wanted more money, leading to confusion and inaction. Unemployment is now 8.9 percent; thousands of businesses are gone.
Biden helped organize a response to the deadly Ebola virus that prevented it from getting a foothold in America and controlled it overseas.