New poll, old story: Joe Biden leads in Florida, other swing states
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Trouble for Trump with NPA, younger voters.

More polling shows voters in Florida and other swing states preferring the Democratic challenger to the Republican in the White House.

The Florida poll of 651 registered voters, conducted from June 8 to 18, showed Biden up 6%, the preference of 47% of those surveyed.

New York Times/Siena polls released Thursday showed leads outside the margin of error for Joe Biden in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Wisconsin.

These battleground states, won by President Donald Trump in 2016, have been targeted by the Biden campaign with $15 million of ads of late. Surveys in the Sunshine State and elsewhere suggest the investment is paying off.

A gender gap is in play: Trump is up, 47% to 41%, among men, but down 15% with women, a demographic with whom Biden leads 52% to 37%.

A generation gap also factors in. Voters under the age of 45 overwhelmingly break toward Biden, while Trump is the choice of those 45 and older. Biden’s ability to convert youth enthusiasm will be key to a potential victory in November.

Trump is up 54% to 38% with White voters, but Hispanics back Biden by a 52% to 29% margin. Among Black voters, Biden is up 85% to 5%.

Surprisingly, given the choice to move the Republican National Convention to Florida, Trump is doing worse with members of his own party than Biden with Democrats.

While 92% of Democrats say they will vote for Biden, just 87% of Republicans back Trump at this point in the campaign. Swing voters support Biden, by a 48% to 30% margin.

Other evidence in the poll suggests that in Florida, like everywhere else, the election is a referendum on this polarizing President.

While 13% of Trump voters say there is “some chance” they will vote for the Democratic nominee, only 9% of people currently backing Biden say they might flip to the President.

One bit of good news for the President: Florida, if the 6% deficit to Biden is an accurate guide, would be easier to flip than some other states surveyed.

In Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Biden has double digit leads. He’s up nine in North Carolina, and by seven in Arizona.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


4 comments

  • S.B. Anthony

    June 25, 2020 at 9:53 am

    “One bit of good news for the President: Florida, if the 6% deficit to Biden is an accurate guide, would be easier to flip than some other states surveyed.”

    Won’t happen, because a substantial portion of Don the Con’s supporters will be dead by November. The gap will just keep widening as the deplorables attrition out.

  • Frankie M.

    June 25, 2020 at 10:10 am

    I’ve seen this movie before. Wake me in December. The only poll that matters is on election day.

  • Sonja Fitch

    June 25, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Enough is enough of the goptrump cult leaders. Desantis and Lenny and Marco and Rick and the worst of the whole bunch is Rutherford! Stay away RNC! The goptrump cult rnc will be a disgusting and dangerous part of our history.

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