Less than a year remains until the next U.S. presidential election, and it appears that the race will be as fiercely contested as in 2020.

According to party insiders and public opinion polls, the Democrats believe that the election will be "very close."

An opinion poll published on Sunday showed that Trump leads the President in five key swing states - Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.

According to the New York Times and Siena College poll, the President led in Wisconsin.

Mr. Biden, who spent the weekend at his beach house in Rehoboth, Delaware, was briefed on the situation in Israel and Gaza by Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The outcome of this conflict and the war in Ukraine will impact the year-long election campaign, depending on their course and consequences.

Biden's administration's involvement in international conflicts will be just one of the factors influencing voters' minds, even if it ranks lower on the campaign issue list than the economy, jobs, abortion, and democracy itself in the United States.

Add to this the age of the incumbent president and questions of fitness. Opponents of Donald Trump say he faces similar questions.

As for the winning strategy in the election, Biden's campaign manager, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, wrote in her pre-election note that it would reflect the tactic that won in 2020 - to contrast with what she called "MAGA extremism."

The "Make America Great Again" movement, which once propelled Donald Trump to the White House, still gives him momentum, despite legal troubles that will see him face 91 charges in four criminal cases in the coming months.

They add to a civil case in which he was found liable for sexual assault and another in which he was found liable for fraud following an overvaluation of Trump's property.