Biden campaign officials say they will hold a private reception in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Friday evening to announce a trip to the Hawaiian island nation of Maui, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.
The announcement comes amid a string of negative polls in the state and is being seen as a sign of the campaign’s confidence in its leader.
The Democratic presidential candidate’s poll numbers are down dramatically in the past week.
The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Biden will also hold a rally at the Honolulu Convention Center, which is hosting the first presidential debate of 2020.
The former president has not been to Hawaii since he announced his candidacy in 2016, when he lost the state to Trump by a mere 2,919 votes.
Trump won Hawaii by a margin of nearly 22,000 votes, according to the Hawaii Department of Elections.
The state has not gone Democratic in presidential elections since 1976.
“The Hawaii people have spoken,” Biden campaign spokesman Brian Walsh told reporters Thursday.
“They want a president who’s willing to take on the Trump administration and to put our nation back on the right path.”
The event will take place at the Hilton Honolulu.
The event comes amid growing tension between the Trump campaign and Hawaii, where a new poll released Thursday showed the Democratic governor has lost support to the candidate by a 20-point margin.
The poll, conducted by Hawaii-based Public Policy Polling, found that more than two-thirds of Hawaii voters now oppose Trump’s candidacy, compared with only 27 percent who support him.
In the state, Democratic Gov.
Doug Chin has lost his job, and Hawaii voters are split over whether to give him a second term.