Highly Anticipated Poll From Florida Released; Biden Should Be Very Worried
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A brand new poll reveals that President Donald Trump is leading Democratic candidate Joe Biden in Florida.
According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, Trump has a four-point lead among likely Florida voters over Biden.
The survey from the crucial 2020 swing state showed Trump leading Biden 51 percent to 47 percent.
Independents comprise 35 percent of the registered voter sample, followed by Republicans at 31 percent, and Democrats at 28 percent.
Republicans make up the largest share of likely voters, comprising 35 percent of the sample, followed by 30 percent for Democrats and 29 percent for independent voters.
According to the survey:
The result in Florida befits its swing-state status, with sharp differences across regions and demographic groups. A challenge for Biden is his tepid 13-point lead among Hispanics in the 2 state (using registered voters for an adequate sample size);
Hillary Clinton won Florida Hispanics by 27 percentage points in 2016, yet narrowly lost the state. Trump also does better than elsewhere in Florida among college-educated whites – though far better still with their non-college counterparts.
Trump also enjoys a double-digit advantage among registered voters in Florida in handling the economy, 52 percent to 41 percent.
However, Biden holds an edge in handling the coronavirus pandemic, 48 percent to Trump’s 43 percent.
Notably, the survey also found that “fewer liberals appear as likely voters compared with the 2016 exit polls.”
“Conservatives account for nearly four in 10 voters; liberals, about two in 10,” according to the poll.
This is the second poll from Florida that should have Biden worried.
Earlier this month, an NBC News/Marist poll found that Trump is winning that battle over Biden in Florida with Latino voters.
This is so significant because Latinos voted overwhelmingly for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election -- and Trump still won the swing state.
Trump has 50 percent support among Latinos compared to 46 percent support for Biden, according to the poll.
In 2016, Clinton won 62 percent of the Latino vote in Florida compared to Trump’s 35 percent.
So even if Trump and Biden split the Latino vote evenly, that would be catastrophic for the former vice president.
Trump’s support among Latinos has a lot to do with the state’s high Cuban population.
This is likely due to the fact that many Cubans living in Florida fled the communist nation, or have family who did.
With many Democrats championing the concept of democratic socialism, it seems as if many Latinos are either not supporting Democrats and/or have decided to support Trump.