Biden Polling Higher than Trump in Florida

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
October 5, 2020

In a new Real Clear Politics poll, former Vice President Joe Biden (D) is polling higher than President Donald Trump (R) in the sunshine state, and the numbers come at a time when Vice President Biden is taking a trip to South Florida as President Trump fights the COVID-19 diagnosis that was announced after the first presidential debate.

Currently, Vice President Biden is polling at 47.8% compared to President Trump’s 45.8%. Vice President Biden is also leading in the polls when it comes to both Cuban-American and Latino voters in the state, which should trouble the Trump campaign because the sunshine state is a swing state that the President carried in the 2016 presidential election. Moreover, for Trump to win the election, he needs to win the state of Florida and its 29 electoral college votes.

Specifically, in Miami-Dade County and Palm Beach County, although Vice President Biden is leading President Trump by a high margin, he is still polling less than Secretary Hillary Clinton (D) did in the 2016 election, which she ended up losing.

The Vice President is taking a trip to South Florida to rally support and to also target undecided voters that could sway the election one way or the other. Although President Trump is not able to campaign as he had planned to, he did take to Twitter this morning to highlight some political issues that his campaign is focusing on while also urging Americans to vote.

While it's not clear what the plans are for the second presidential debate, on Wednesday, October 7th, both Vice President Mike Pence (R) and Senator Kamala Harris (D) are scheduled to take part in their own debate. With clear signs that the first presidential debate appears to have drawn support for Biden, both Pence and Harris will look to pull support for their respective campaigns.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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