13 states could hold the key to the presidential election.
The 2020 presidential election could be decided by just a handful of states and, if anything like 2016, only a small margin of votes in those states could determine the outcome.The CBS News Battleground Tracker takes a state-by-state approach to emphasize the importance of the electoral college, rather than the national popular vote. The two don’t always match. Regardless of the popular vote, the next president will be decided by which candidate, President Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden, can gather at least 270 votes in the .
This year, CBS News polling has identified six “toss up” states, and seven more that are leaning toward one candidate, but could still swing either way.