Sunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election Day

Sunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election Day
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With nearly a week to go until Election Day, this weekend’s Sunday talk shows are expected to focus on the final efforts from the campaigns of President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden offers support to union organizing efforts Senate Democrats nix 'Plan B' on minimum wage hike Kavanaugh dismays conservatives by dodging pro-Trump election lawsuits MORE as they attempt to sway last minute voters in key swing states. 

Recent national polling shows Biden has maintained a comfortable lead over Trump.

A new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday placed the former vice president 10 points ahead of Trump, and this week’s national polling average from RealClearPolitics has Biden leading Trump by approximately 8 percentage points nationally. 

However, polling indicates that the race is much closer in several battleground states that could decide the election including Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. 

In the final days of the campaign, Biden is expected to focus on holding Trump accountable for the coronavirus pandemic, while also calling for a unified nation. 

“He’ll pose the question, ‘Do you want another four years of this?’” one ally close to the campaign told The Hill on Saturday. “He’ll continue to draw a contrast of how the presidency should be and what this presidency has been."

Meanwhile, the Trump campaign plans to rally his supporters with a busy schedule in the final week before the election, with events lined up in North Carolina, Wisconsin and Ohio on Saturday alone. 

While Democrats currently hold a lead in the number of mail-in ballots sent in ahead of Election Day, the Trump campaign has indicated that they expect high voter turnout in support of Trump on Nov. 3. 

Trump himself is scheduled to appear on "America This Week" with Eric Bolling on Sunday, while Corey LewandowskiCorey LewandowskiTrump likely to form new super PAC Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief ousts hundreds from advisory panels | Defense pick discusses Trump transition hurdles | Aircraft carrier returning home after 10-month deployment Defense secretary removes hundreds of advisory board members in sweeping review MORE, senior adviser to the president’s reelection campaign, will be on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” 

Biden’s deputy campaign manager, Kate BedingfieldKate BedingfieldWe knew media would coddle Biden — here's why it's much worse Strong words but weak response when a Biden aide breaks the rules White House press aide suspended for threatening Politico reporter MORE, will also be interviewed on “Meet the Press” Sunday. 

The election sprint comes amid a final push by the Trump administration to pass a COVID-19 stimulus package ahead of Election Day, with Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven MnuchinBiden brings back bipartisan meetings at the White House On The Money: Schumer urges Democrats to stick together on .9T bill | Collins rules out GOP support for Biden relief plan | Powell fights inflation fears Mnuchin expected to launch investment fund seeking backing from Persian Gulf region: report MORE holding frequent talks with House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump shows he holds stranglehold on GOP, media in CPAC barnburner Biden brings back bipartisan meetings at the White House McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE (D-Calif.) to reach a deal.

However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump shows he holds stranglehold on GOP, media in CPAC barnburner Trump rules out starting a new party: 'Fake news' Sunday shows - Trump's reemergence, COVID-19 vaccines and variants dominate MORE (R-Ky.) has reportedly advised the White House against agreeing to a deal with Pelosi before Election Day on Nov. 3, arguing that it could disrupt the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettThe Jan. 6 case for ending the Senate filibuster Laurence Tribe: Justice Thomas is out of order on 2020 election McConnell backs Garland for attorney general MORE.

Pelosi is set to make an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” this weekend. 

Below is the full list of guests who will appear on this weekend’s Sunday talk shows:

ABC’s “This Week” — To be announced.

 NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Bedingfield; Lewandowski; Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSunday shows - Trump's reemergence, COVID-19 vaccines and variants dominate Brown vows Democrats will 'find a way' to raise minimum wage Sunday shows preview: 2024 hopefuls gather at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; vaccine effort continues MORE (D-Ohio); Rep. Denver RigglemanDenver RigglemanEx-Trump press secretary criticized for stirring up QAnon on Twitter House GOP lawmaker unexpectedly shakes up Senate trial 'Trump in heels' emerges as problem for GOP in Virginia MORE (R-Va.). 

 CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsKeisha Lance BottomsAtlanta mayor urges fans not to travel to 'made-for-TV' NBA All-Star Game Georgia GOP legislator introduces bill to increase penalties for crimes committed during protests Georgia city removes police chief, officer for racist comments uncovered in body camera footage MORE of Atlanta; national security adviser Robert O'BrienRobert O'BrienWhite House aides head for exits after chaos at Capitol Top Melania Trump aide Stephanie Grisham resigns Trump national security adviser defends Pence MORE; Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonTrump to attend private RNC donor retreat The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Tanden's odds plummet to lead OMB Former Trump officials eye bids for political office MORE (R-Ark.). 

 CNN’s “State of the Union” — Pelosi; Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.); White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsHow scientists saved Trump's FDA from politics Liberals howl after Democrats cave on witnesses Kinzinger calls for people with info on Trump to come forward MORE.

“Fox News Sunday” — Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielRNC chair on censures of pro-impeachment Republicans: 'Overwhelmingly, our party agrees with each other' Sunday shows preview: 2024 hopefuls gather at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; vaccine effort continues Trump to attend private RNC donor retreat MORE, Michigan Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen Whitmer'SNL' envisions Fauci as game show host, giving winners vaccines Two men charged with making threatening calls to Michigan officials Biden sparks Twitter debate over pronunciation of Midwest supermarket chain MORE (D)

Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” — Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGraham: Trump will 'be helpful' to all Senate GOP incumbents Partisan headwinds threaten Capitol riot commission Cruz hires Trump campaign press aide as communications director MORE (R-Wis.), Chairman, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanCPAC, all-in for Trump, is not what it used to be Democrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Divided House on full display MORE (R-Ohio), Ranking Member, House Judiciary Committee; Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief plan Perdue rules out 2022 Senate bid against Warnock Loeffler leaves door open to 2022 rematch against Warnock MORE (R-Ga.); Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamPortman on Trump's dominance of GOP: Republican Party's policies are 'even more popular' Overnight Defense: Biden sends message with Syria airstrike | US intel points to Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi killing | Pentagon launches civilian-led sexual assault commission Graham: Trump will 'be helpful' to all Senate GOP incumbents MORE (R-S.C.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee; Peter Schweizer, President of the Government Accountability Institute. 

"America This Week" with Eric Bolling — President Trump.