With Floridians adhering to the stay-at-home order Gov. Ron DeSantis put in place to help prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, political campaigns have had to change up their grassroots strategies in order to stay competitive in their respective contests.
Florida will once again play a pivotal role in electing a new president or re-elect President Donald Trump. The stakes are high and both state Republicans and Democrats are preparing for another epic statewide cage match similar to what we saw between then-candidates Trump and Clinton.
So who is winning Florida so far?
According to the latest Real Clear Politics average of polls in Florida, vice president Joe Biden leads President Trump by 3.3 percentage points. The latest Fox News poll has Biden up by 3 percentage points, but the poll’s margin of error is 3%, so the two men are in a virtual tie.
We are still months away from election day, but in looking at all the polls and what is coming out of the state parties, the advantage in November could be given to Trump because of the herculean grassroots effort being implemented by Trump Victory in Florida
According to the committee to re-elect the president, since March 12th, a staggering 3.3 million campaign calls have been made in Florida, with 527,000 of those calls having been made just last weekend.
While Florida Democrats have been hustling to energize their base of support in the state, and have only recently been able to try and galvanize around one candidate, according to the group’s spokesperson Frances Swanson, only 430,000 in-state calls were made since April 1st.
The Democratic Party tally of calls is impressive, to say the least, but the 3.3 million calls Team Trump has made dwarfs them.
Don’t count out the Democrats just yet. Florida is the ultimate swing state, and this Coronavirus pandemic could very well become the NPA candidate in the race or the October surprise that every campaign dreads. But wait, now there is this sexual assault allegation made against Joe Biden that Democrats have to contend with.