Trump trails Biden by eight points in the polls

With less than two months to go before America votes in a presidential election, Republican Donald Trump trails his Democrat rival Joe Biden by eight points.

Trump, the most divisive president in modern history, is already trying to cast doubt about the validity of the November 3 contest, with baseless claims about postal ballot fraud. And this week he has been urging supporters to vote twice in violation of electoral law.

With many traditional Republicans turning against him, Trump has increasing appealed to his core supporters by attacking the Black Lives Matter movement and defending gun-toting white vigilantes - making a mockery of his "law and order" slogan.

An eight-point lead in the polls isn't insurmountable so expect more twists and turns in the coming weeks as Trump becomes increasingly desperate to hang on to the White House.

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President Donald Trump talks to a crowd of supporters after arriving at Wilmington International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump talks to a crowd of supporters after arriving at Wilmington International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
El presidente Donald Trump aborda al avión presidencial en el Aeropuerto Internacional Wilmington, el miércoles 2 de septiembre de 2020, en Wilmington, Carolina del Norte. (AP Foto/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump arrives at Wilmington International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump arrives Andrews Air Force Base after visiting Wilmington, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump salutes a crowd of supporters after arriving at Wilmington International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump talks to a crowd of supporters after arriving at Wilmington International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as he arrives at Wilmington International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump speaks during an event to designate Wilmington as the first American World War II Heritage City, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Wit the USS Battleship North Carolina in the background, President Donald Trump speaks during an event to designate Wilmington as the first American World War II Heritage City, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump talks to a crowd of supporters after arriving at Wilmington International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Wit the USS Battleship North Carolina in the background, President Donald Trump speaks during an event to designate Wilmington as the first American World War II Heritage City, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump speaks during an event to designate Wilmington as the first American World War II Heritage City, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Wit the USS Battleship North Carolina in the background, President Donald Trump speaks during an event to designate Wilmington as the first American World War II Heritage City, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Wit the USS Battleship North Carolina in the background, President Donald Trump speaks during an event to designate Wilmington as the first American World War II Heritage City, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump speaks during an event to designate Wilmington as the first American World War II Heritage City, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump leaves the stage after a speech on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
With the USS Battleship North Carolina in the background, President Donald Trump speaks on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
President Donald Trump arrives at Wilmington International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
A crowd cheers as President Donald Trump arrives at Wilmington International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump greets a crowd as he arrives at Wilmington International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd as he arrives at Wilmington International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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